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December 1953

Pathologie de l'amygdale: Angines aiguës, banales et spécifiques et leurs complications: Infections chroniques, tumeurs.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;58(6):772. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710040799026

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This is an excellent presentation of the problem of the tonsils. There is a clinical description of each pathologic entity, which includes the pathology, bacteriology, and the pathologic-anatomic relationships, with a detailed discussion of the present theories and suitable therapy in each condition. The relationship of the lesions of the tonsils to the neighboring structures, such as the pillars, palate, pharynx, and buccal mucosa, is thoroughly evaluated. Many intimate pathologic conditions of the tonsils are clearly described. Most of the clinical descriptions are the result of personal experiences of the author, and he reflects the results of 30 years of hospital consultations. Many of the pathologic conditions are clearly described and supplemented with photomicrographs to give a clearer understanding. There is also an extensive bibliography.

This book presents a comprehensive compilation of the present-day knowledge of the diseases of the pharynx and tonsils and is an excellent reference book.

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