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December 1939

Otolaryngology in General Practice.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1939;30(6):1061. doi:10.1001/archotol.1939.00650061140019

The author, a distinguished otolaryngologist with a background of the finest traditions of this specialty, presents a textbook for the general practitioner. His chief aim has been to detail the essentials of otolaryngology in such a manner as to enable any practicing physician to gain the proper insight to handle a case intelligently and to seek help at once where his skill and talents may be limited.

This is not an easy task, especially when one recalls that about 20 per cent of general practice deals with diseases of the upper respiratory tract and that the advances in otolaryngology have been great in recent years.

The author has admirably succeeded in his purpose. He has compressed in 352 pages an enormous amount of information for the busy man who must have precise data for quick reference, in a literary style that makes for easy and interesting reading, omitting the more

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