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September 1938

Practical Otology

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(3):495. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040504017

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The book is excellent, concise and valuable for both the undergraduate and the general practitioner. It is well constructed and written in an extremely easy, clearcut style. Since the aim of the author was to correlate his series of lectures, he has been most successful, in that the subject matter is well condensed and one experiences no difficulty in reaching the point under discussion. However, it is for this reason that this book may fall short of the expectations of the otologist, since only limited discussion is given and casual mention made of many important and mooted problems.

In the chapters dealing with the laboratory findings, it is felt that greater stress should be laid on the significance of these examinations. Some references should have been made to the value of the Schilling hemogram, the sedimentation rate and the changes in the blood, such as nuclear degeneration or alteration of

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