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May 1942

Nasal Sinuses: An Anatomic and Clinical Consideration.

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By O. E. Van Alyea, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Laryngology, Rhinology and Otology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago. Price $6.50. Pp. 262. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1942.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1942;35(5):841. doi:10.1001/archotol.1942.00670010848021

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The author has conducted a series of clinical investigations on the nasal sinuses during the past several years, at the same time correlating his observations with the anatomy and histopathology. He now presents in book form a comprehensive summary of his studies and has compressed into 262 pages an enormous amount of valuable material.

There are in all 12 chapters, dealing with the following subjects: histopathology, the acute nasal infection, the maxillary sinus, the frontal sinus, the frontal cells, the ethmoid sinus, the sphenoid sinus, sinus disease in children, relation of the sinuses to other organs, other complications and benign growths, allergy and, lastly, general surgical and nonsurgical therapeutic measures.

The author is gifted with a fine literary style, which makes for easy reading, at the same time holding the attention of the reader far longer than many another similar work. The descriptions throughout any chapter are clearcut and distinct,

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