The scope of this book is dumfounding. There are discussions of the internship and residency, of specialization and of types of careers other than private practice. There are sections on selecting a location for practice, on planning and equipping an office and on medical records.
The author discusses fees and presents a long list of instructions to patients including the care of the baby, pediculosis capitis, blowing the nose and setting-up exercises. There are discussions of office personnel and the duties of nurses. There is a chapter on surgical instruments. The book discusses prescribing, moulages, ethical conduct, medical journals, public speaking, forensic medicine, income tax, insurance, social trends affecting medical practice and many other things.
It is remarkable that an otolaryngologist should be willing and feel qualified to write a book of such wide range. Although individual specialists will differ with the author on certain points, due credit must be