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February 1944

Otorrinolaringología práctica.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(2):199. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010210014

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In the introduction the authors term this excellent book a manual especially designed for the medical student, the general practitioner and the young specialist in otorhinolaryngology. It is actually a complete modern volume, with particular emphasis placed on clinical manifestations and their interpretations, diagnosis and treatment. In order to facilitate and obtain a more thorough examination, newer methods and instruments have been discussed in detail. These include pharyngoscopy, direct laryngoscopy, visualization of the eustachian orifice, the use of the antrascope, esophagoscopy, bronchoscopy and audiometry.

Stress has been laid on many interrelated subjects such as focal infection, allergy, the pharyngeal manifestations of the various leukocytic dysfunctions, the laryngeal and tracheal dyspneas of infancy, the physiology of the nasal fossae and sinuses, the newer theories on transmission and reception of sound waves, osteitis of the petrous pyramid, acute meningitis, traumatism of the ear and fractures of the nose.

Therapy is discussed logically,

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