The American publishers of the fourth edition of Field's work on "Diseases of the Ear" have furnished to American readers an excellent work on otology.
The first thirty-two pages are devoted to the anatomy of the ear illustrated by twenty-seven woodcuts.
Nine pages are devoted to its physiology, with one illustration giving diagrammatic view of the organ of hearing.
Twelve pages, with six illustrations, are devoted to the methods of examination of the ear. The next fourteen chapters deal with diseases of the ear.
Chapter eighteen treats of deaf-mutism, its causes and statistics, as well as methods of instructing deaf mutes. The final chapter is on aids to hearing including ear trumpets, artificial membrane, audiphones and rodosteophones. The three chapters in which diseases of the auricle and external meatus are considered, give a full exposition of the diseases and accidents to that part of the ear, with which the general