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November 1949

Diseases of the Nose and Throat.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;50(5):683-684. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.00700010697019

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The original of this new edition, was described by Chevalier Jackson as "the greatest book on the nose and throat ever published." This edition was started during the adverse circumstances produced in England by the war, and its renowned author, Sir St. Clair Thomson, was about 80 years old when he began the revision. Unfortunately, after working on the book several years, he met with an accident, and much of the work of completing the volume fell to V. E. Negus.

Great maturity of thought and experience is reflected in the material. Major alterations have been made in the revision and recent publications and developments included. Emphasis is placed on physiology, so well investigated by Proetz; less emphasis is placed on the many conditions that are rapidly declining in frequency because of the new methods of treatment. A new chapter on antibiotics, chemotherapy and vitamins is included. Much of the

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