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February 1951

Office Treatment of the Nose, Throat and Ear.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;53(2):240. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750020114017

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As one of the general practice manuals of the publishers, this new edition continues to express the modern concepts of treatment of otolaryngological diseases that may be performed in the office. The author has taken the opportunity to rewrite the chapter on nutritional management, to make changes dealing with physical medicine and to add a new chapter on the psychosomatic approach to otolaryngology.

Section one of the book contains a general survey of the field, and section two discusses in sequence diseases of the nose, paranasal sinuses, mouth and pharynx, larynx, ear and neurological disorders. A subject index and a name index follow.

In general, the quality of the text is good. However, in passing, certain observations were made: The treatment of cocaine reaction of the immediate type is not of modern concepts, and neither is the discussion of the treatment of gingivitis. The section covering the diseases of the

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