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February 1938

Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;27(2):258. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650030267015

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This volume is, as the author has designated, purely a handbook for the medical student and the general practitioner. The work is concise, has good arrangement of material, is well written and contains the essentials necessary for instruction of the practitioner in diseases of the nose, throat and ear. However, it is much too lacking in detail to be suitable for the postgraduate student or for one who wishes more than the elementary essentials. It contains many practical suggestions for the treatment of the common diseases in the field concerned, but its usefulness could have been enhanced by more illustrations, particularly in the sections on diseases of the throat and of the ear. In some parts of the treatise opinions are expressed with which some otolaryngologists as experienced as the author will find some differences. In the appendix are instructions for the preparation of patients for various operative procedures and

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