A short clinic on diseases of the ear, nose and throat by Erhard Luscher appears to be the first postwar compendium in German. In his attempt to present a practical manual for students and general practitioners the author has unquestionably succeeded. Since the work was not primarily intended for the otolaryngologist, it will have no more than an academic interest to the specialist in this field. The entire subject matter, including bronchoesophagology, is well classified. Beginning with a brief descriptive anatomic review which is well illustrated by two hundred and one partly colored and exceptionally detailed drawings, the author proceeds to give a comprehensive presentation of the physiology of organs in this field.
Following a brief discussion of the instrumentarium required for a thorough otorhino Iaryngologic examination, the author devotes considerable space to important clinical pictures and procedures found and utilized in the practice of this specialty. Thus, in his