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June 1943

The Inner Ear

Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(6):899. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030914019

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This book, as pointed out by the authors in the preface, is an attempt to bridge the gap between the usual textbook treatment of this subject and the voluminous material found in encyclopedias. The volume is concerned chiefly with the labyrinth and its central pathways and its relation to otoneurology, otosurgery and problems in modern warfare. As the authors point out, almost every topic is considered twice—once in the chapters on physiology, in which the various theories and hypotheses are discussed and references to the bibliographic material are noted, and again in the chapter on functional tests, in which indications for and the technic, clinical significance and evaluation of the various tests are critically reviewed. In this manner, each reader can find just what he is looking for, without having to read through pages of theory and literature.

The first two chapters are devoted to a brief review of the

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