The contribution of Dr. Morris Levine in the field of medicine with the publication of his book on practical otology, recently off the press is praised by American medical journals.
The book, entitled “Practical Otology,” published by Lea and Febiger, represents a compilation of Dr. Levine’s lectures in the New York Post Graduate Medical School and Hospital Dr. Levine is Associate Professor of Otology in the school and hospital, as well as associate attending otologist at this institution. The bok was written at the insistence of the numerous students of the institution, who urged that Dr. Levine’s clinical lectures be published, making his teachings available to others besides the students of the Post-Graduate school.
Tribute to the scientific achievements of Dr. Levine is paid by Dr. James F. McKernon, President and Emeritus Professor of Otology of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital in an introduction to the book.
“He has,” Professor McKernon writes, “drawn so vivid a picture of the diseases of the ear in relation to the rest of the body that everyone who reads his book will take away with him a clear image of the living patient and his management.
“Dr. Levine never forgets the patient. What to do for him and how to do it are the subjects on which he has laid the greatest stress. He exemplifies admirably the rule which every specialist, whatever his field should constantly observe, namely, that one who comes to him with a local manifestation of disease must be regarded as a sick person, and that treatment must be adapted to the needs of the individual as a whole, not merely to the repair of a single organ.”