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August 1945

Cancer of the Tongue.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1945;42(2):152. doi:10.1001/archotol.1945.00680040188012

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This excellent book presents a detailed survey of present knowledge of cancer of the tongue. The deductions of the author are primarily based on a series of 158 cases which have been observed within the past fifteen years at the Institute of Radiology. The chapter on etiology is comprehensive and includes all present day concepts on this subject. Chapter 3, which deals with the normal and the surgical anatomy of the tongue and the cervical ganglions, presents the subject in great detail but perhaps could be amplified by a few additional photographs. Chapter 4 deals with pathologic anatomy. This chapter is excellent, describing the various types of cancer and illustrating them with numerous photomicrographs and with case histories from the author's collection. The symptomatology of the condition is presented in an excellent fashion and subdivided to correspond to various periods: (1) the precancerous period, (2) the period in which the

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