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August 1935

Oto-rhino-laryngologie du médicin practicien.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(2):275. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030288014

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As the title suggests, this is a textbook for medical students and physicians engaged in general medical practice. Elementary in character, it is not intended to be of any great interest to physicians, limiting its scope to otorhinolaryngology.

Always realizing the limitation of his audience, Laurens does not allow himself to be removed from the realm of the novitiate. The style is simple and concise but thoroughly didactic. The author assumes nothing, but stresses fundamentals in every particular. His advice regarding equipment is sound and practical. His instruction on technic would well warrant a review by physicians old in the service of otorhinolaryngology. He continually emphasizes basic principles, from the manipulation of the head mirror to the final therapeutic procedure, and supplements this with five hundred and eighty-seven excellent illustrations. He outlines diseases and their management almost epigrammatically, but effectively. He incorporates many conditions not usually discussed in this

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