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April 1944

Clinical Audiometry.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(4):357. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010371016

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Perhaps no one in the country was better fitted to write on clinical audiometry than was the author of this book, lately deceased. Though the book was published posthumously, it is a most complete text. There was and will be for some time a great need, and it is to be hoped a great demand, for it from otologists. It ties in the present with the past, preserving what is of value in the old testing methods and explaining the audiometric advances of recent years.

The author is clear and direct in his descriptions of tests and in his analysis of findings. Technics are carefully given. Malingering is clearly but briefly handled. There are excellent chapters on sound-proofing and on the development of modern audiometry—two subjects rarely found discussed in textbooks.

Under audiometric findings one cannot but be convinced that there are still great uncertainties in making a diagnosis on

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