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March 1949

Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;49(3):333-334. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.03760090092010

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This book is one of the most outstanding contributions of its type in many years. Intended for undergraduate students and general practitioners, it should equally be of inestimable value to otolaryngologists.

It is simply written, and the text has been thoroughly digested, organized and masterfully presented. It is up to date, and the modern material has been evaluated with mature and keen discrimination. Obsolete theories and treatments are omitted. Common diseases are stressed, and rare conditions are briefly but adequately described. The text reflects sincerity, straightforwardness and many years of teaching and thought.

The book is a general comprehensive review of otolaryngology. The first section emphasizes subjects of general importance, such as anesthesia, history and examination. This is followed by an excellent section on modern drug therapy. Each of the following sections is preceded by a brief anatomic review and incorporates a comprehensive discussion of the physiologic and pathologic aspects

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