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December 14, 1964

Syndromes of the Head and Neck

JAMA. 1964;190(11):1016. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070240062026

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Most reference books are traditionally noted for the extensive amount of information which they contain and the difficulty with which they are read. In this book, Drs. Gorlin and Pindborg break with the latter tradition by their skillful and interesting presentation of a most complex subject. On the other hand, the former characteristic is maintained. Over 150 syndromes are comprehensively discussed, each in a separate chapter. Commendably, the authors have generally attempted to use as chapter headings descriptive names rather than eponyms.

Each chapter begins with a general analysis of the syndrome. Then there follow sections describing the systemic manifestations, the differential diagnosis, and the diagnostic laboratory tests which may be available. For the various syndromes excellent clinical pictures and radiographs illustrate most of the outstanding features. The chapters are all documented with extensive references from both the American and foreign literature. The appendix contains several useful tables devoted to

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