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October 1950

The Nose: An Experimental Study of Reactions Within the Nose in Human Subjects During Varying Life Experiences.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;52(4):667. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700030691017

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Although none of the authors of this little book is an otolaryngologist, the data presented should certainly be of interest to all otolaryngologists. The purpose of this monograph has been set forth in the preface of the text, and the authors are to be commended for the fine presentation of the psychosomatic aspects of the specialty.

The contents of the book are presented in the following sequence: review of nasal physiology; range of nasal functions in normal subjects; alterations in nasal function following specific and general threats to respiratory apparatus and bodily integrity; relationship of nasal changes to disturbances involving the eyes and deeper respiratory structures; personality and background of an intensively studied subject; relation of nasal to sexual and gastric function; mechanisms involved in disorders of the nasal spaces; pain from paranasal structures, "sinus headaches"; considerations and formulation, and summary. At the end of the chapters is a complete

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