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Book Reviews
September 1930


Am J Dis Child. 1930;40(3):699-700. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01940030237023

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This book constitutes volume 26 of "Abhandlungen aus der Kinderheilkunde und Ihren Grenzgebieten." It is in the form of twelve lectures to which are appended a list of prescriptions designed for use by the general practitioner. Beginning with the description of the instruments used for otoscopic examination, the anatomy, function of the ear, functional testing of hearing and diseases of the external ear are discussed. Then follow descriptions of catarrhal diseases of the middle ear, otosclerosis and chronic otitis media. Tuberculosis and syphilis of the ear together with lateral sinus thrombosis and intracranial complications are discussed. In conclusion, traumatisms of the ear are considered. In the development of many aural conditions in the child as contrasted with the adult, there are certain variations due to the difference in the anatomy of the mastoid process, the external auditory canal and the eustachian tube of a child as compared with those of

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