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September 1940

Précis d'oto-rhino-laryngologie.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(3):609. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020613021

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The authors present a clearcut cross section of the entire field of oto-rhino-laryngology in a concise manner. Although this volume was written primarily for students, general practitioners and younger otolaryngologists, it is a valuable reference book for specialists.

Detailed anatomic descriptions are omitted, but sufficient anatomy is included to illustrate the practical applications. Stress is laid on pathology, etiology, prognosis, diagnosis and treatment.

The technic of examination of the ear, nose, throat and larynx is dealt with in detail. Special emphasis is placed on hearing tests, vestibular examinations, petrositis, anginas with hematologic variations and interpretations of roentgenograms, particularly with regard to cancer of the larynx.

Treatment is considered from a practical point of view. The operative procedures are clearly and simply outlined. The many illustrations aid graphically in giving a better understanding of the point in question.

This second edition is splendidly arranged. Having avoided many obsolete theories, it is

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