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July 1947

Intracranial Complications of Ear, Nose and Throat Infections.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1947;46(1):122. doi:10.1001/archotol.1947.00690020129013

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This monograph is an excellent review of practically all intracranial complications occurring in connection with infections of the ears, the nose or the throat.

The etiology, the pathology, the pathogenesis and the therapeutics are gone into in great detail, many obscure points being really cleared up. In addition, the work is a great refresher. The case reports are forthright and concise, with no attempt to conceal errors of judgment or poor results. The pros and cons for deciding whether or not to operate in these serious conditions are presented with fine deductive reasoning based on good underlying principles of anatomy and physiology.

So many important findings in the various complications are presented that it is impossible to read this monograph in a hurry. In fact, there is so much of the author's vast experience packed into its pages that one may well take several weeks for its complete perusal and

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