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September 1939


Arch Otolaryngol. 1939;30(3):442-479. doi:10.1001/archotol.1939.00650060476014

The literature for 1938 has been unusually voluminous and to a large degree repetitious. Yet, even though the nuggets of genuine brilliance are few and far between, it is worth while noting how trends in diagnosis and treatment develop on the basis of the discoveries and writings of a few recognized leaders and soon become the accepted pattern. The more widespread the discussion of problems concerning the sinuses, the more hope for their early solution. While uniformity is more or less a utopian ideal, the nearer it is approached the better for both physician and patient.

ANATOMY AND EMBRYOLOGY  On the basis of studies made on the heads of 25 cadavers by filling the sinuses with Wood's metal, Mikhaloyts1 made a number of measurements, both linear and of capacity, drawing certain conclusions as to the correlation of the various sinuses with each other, and the correlation of sinal and facial

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