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March 1950

Recent Advances in Oto-Laryngology.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;79(3):608. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040010621020

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This is the second edition of a work published originally in 1935. Changes in the specialty of otolaryngology since that time have made necessary an almost complete revision of the contents. Several chapters of the previous volume have been discarded as no longer representing "recent advances"; new chapters have been added which deal with chemotherapy and antibiotics, hearing aids and aviation otolaryngology. A prefatory note, in outlining the scope of this endeavor, states that it is intended to stand somewhere between a yearbook and a textbook.

A sizable group of interesting subjects form the nucleus of the work. The author has chosen outstanding, pertinent contributions in the literature, abstracted them and presented the material with clarifying continuity. Short summaries of each topic bring the current and accepted views into sharp focus. Bibliographic listings appear at the end of each chapter.

The chapter on chemotherapy and antibiotics merits especial commendation. Other

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