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November 1957

Lehrbuch der Nasen- und Halsheilkunde und der Endoscopie der Speiseröhre und der Luftwege.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1957;66(5):619. doi:10.1001/archotol.1957.03830290125019

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As one would expect from a German author, here is a highly specialized text on nose and throat disease and conditions. Anatomy and physiology are detailed, and pathology is fully described. Many photographs, diagrams, and plates illustrate the reading matter. A special chapter deals with the pharynx in all three divisions, roughly 150 pages, and describes every possible ailment from tumors benign and malignant, to gangrene of the tissues within and without the neck. In various chapters, diseases of the skin which become diseases of the mucous membrane are discussed, such as pemphigus and erythema multiforme, also those mouth and pharyngeal conditions which yield to broad spectrum antibiotics. Fungus conditions are dealt with.

The author is a "direct-tube" enthusiast and recommends direct tube examination in such conditions as bronchial asthma. In America, we have a feeling that we sometimes make such a condition worse by the ordeal of bronchoscopy, although

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