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The author's aim in writing this general otolaryngologic text is to establish a guide for the office practice of disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. This idea is appealing since most of the practice of otolaryngology is done in the office, while most of the teaching is done using hospitalized patients as examples, often after diagnosis and plans for treatment have been established in the office. Unfortunately, this is only another, in the growing list of general ENT texts which, because many subjects "are beyond the scope of this text," make it categorically more incomplete than most of its predecessors.
Better editing could have improved sentence structure and grammatical errors, as well as the lack of organization, and redundancy which accounts for unnecessary text volume. Empty pages between chapters (four full pages between chapter 13 and 14) and full page chapter titles seem to be an extravagant way to
CLEMIS JD. Office Practice of Otolaryngology. Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;85(1):119. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760040121030
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