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April 1960

The Paranasal Sinuses: Summaries of the Bibliographic Material Available for 1957-1958

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Palm Springs, Calif.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1960;71(4):664-726. doi:10.1001/archotol.1960.03770040064009

The literature for the period indicated above contains an unusually large number of contributions (88) dealing with neoplasms affecting the sinuses. I have included in this category some pathologic conditions which are not truly new growths, such as malignant granuloma, because of their similarity to neoplasms from which they must be differentiated.

Anatomy  Negus1 adds another to his many valuable contributions to the study of comparative anatomy and physiology. In this one he depicts the changes that have taken place in the upper respiratory tract as the human being developed from the lower primates. The descent from arboreal to terrestial life, the diminishing necessity for keen olfactory sense as the animal learned to convey food to the mouth by use of the extremities, the gradual evolution from the squat to the erect posture, these and many others brought about regression of certain organs and the development of others. The