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March 1948

Textbook of the Ear, Nose and Throat.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;47(3):377. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690030397012

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This text has some superior plates and illustrations. It should prove a boon to the harried instructor and the confused student. Of course, one must remember, that it is on an undergraduate level; it has no place at all in graduate study. Indeed, it gives only the merest suggestion of otolaryngologic importance and depth.

However, to a busy student of medicine, surgery and obstetrics, it can and will implement the few concise lectures which are allowed for the study of ear, nose and throat.

There is an orderly and thoroughly satisfactory classification of the main conditions as they are seen in otolaryngologic practice. The reading is easy and uninvolved. Each chapter is preceded by a small inclusive review, giving the highlights of its contents.

Operative procedures are described rather vaguely, and many are left out completely. Bronchoscopy is handled lightly, but these things are as they should be in a

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