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August 1954

Essays on the Applied Physiology of the Nose.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;60(2):261. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00720010267016

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The author asks what can be said of a second edition save that it is revised, simplified, modernized, and embellished. He adds that the favorable reception given to the first edition, which appeared in 1941, made this second one possible. Proetz was a devoted pupil of the pathologist of New York City, the late Jonathan Wright, to whom the book is dedicated and whose photograph appears on page xxii.

This is an exhaustive and scholarly study, which must have required many years in preparation. The copyright is in the author's name, not that of the publisher. Every rhinologist has perfected himself in the subject of nasal anatomy, but how many have been greatly concerned with nasal physiology? It seems abstruse and difficult, and it is a sort of intangible, "ungetatable" subject. Out of the 21 chapters, it is rather surprising to find 4 devoted to cilia. Most rhinologists, perhaps, can

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