This second edition of a textbook for students and practitioners is published in both the United States and Great Britain. It is well printed, on good paper, in type somewhat smaller than we are accustomed to. There are variations from American practice, but these are to be expected, and they are minor. In the handling of major subdivisions of the diseases under discussion, the approach is thoroughly acceptable, the language clear, and the illustrations unusually numerous and artistically as well as medically acceptable.
The advent of remedies such as the antibiotics and the sulfonamide compounds has profoundly changed the character of otolaryngologic practice. The course of numerous ailments and the performance of complicated operations connected with them have been much altered. The author recognizes this interval period and maintains an adequate description of the earlier state of affairs, thus permitting, in the best sense, a proper understanding of the unfolding