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June 1937

Les maladies du pharynx.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1937;25(6):717. doi:10.1001/archotol.1937.00650010811015

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This excellent treatise is divided into four parts, concerning the oropharynx excluding the tongue, the nasopharynx, the hypopharnyx including the upper aspects of the larynx, and medicolegal aspects of disease affecting this region. The anatomic structure of the peritonsillar region and of the peripharyngeal spaces is accurately depicted in original diagrams. Dental infection is included in considerable detail. The pathologic picture of malignant growths is well illustrated and discussed, and the differential diagnosis of tuberculosis and syphilis is shown by good color plates. Reverchon contributes good chapters on paresthesias and paralyses, and two Italian authors discuss tonsillitis in relation to the kidneys and to rheumatism. The discussion of septicemia is valuable, though it does not include sulfonamide therapy. Truffert's chapters on laryngopharyngeal cancer and benign tumor are admirably clear. The discussion of cancer of the nasopharynx is extensive, carefully documented and well illustrated. While there is no subject index, most

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