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October 1959

Die Speichel drüsen des Menschen (The Salivary Glands in Humans.)

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1959;70(4):537-538. doi:10.1001/archotol.1959.00730040547021

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This excellent book deals with every problem that may involve the salivary glands. The anatomy, histology, and embryology are first discussed in great detail. Then, in the chapter on physiology, the author presents the various methods of examination and the chemical analysis under both normal conditions and various forms of stimulation. The function of the glands and their relationship to the general body functions and to metabolism are amply discussed.

In the chapter on pathology, the author presents three general conditions. 1. Inflammatory diseases of the glands; these are subdivided into the bacterial, mycotic, viral, or aseptic categories. 2. Alterations in the structure of the glands; these include allergy, hormonal influences, neurogenic influences, and other indigenous structural changes of various etiologies. 3. The various new growths—both benign and malignant—are presented in great detail.

In addition, there are chapters dealing with calculi and anomalies, and finally there is a detailed discussion

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