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February 1948

Lehrbuch für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-und Mundkrankheiten.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;47(2):237. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690030246017

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This is a well written textbook about the ear, nose, throat and mouth. The German in it is concise and easy to read and practically translates itself to one already versed in otolaryngologic terminology.

The many illustrations and colored plates are beautifully done, giving a real life image of the usual and the unusual conditions of the ear, nose, throat and mouth.

Extreme detail has been omitted in the descriptions of many of the radical operations—for example, frontal sinusotomy—and rightly so, since the book is obviously not meant for the expert otolaryngologist, nor even for the serious postgraduate student. Also, it lacks a complete written and visual description of bronchoscopy and eosophagology such as is given generally in so many American books and in particular in that of Jackson and Jackson on otolaryngology.

There is a fine allotment of space for the more frequent diseases, with less space for the

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