edited by Charles W. Cummings, John M. Fredrickson, Lee A. Harker, Charles J. Krause, David E. Schuller, and Mark A. Richardson, 3rd ed, 4277 pp, with illus, $495, ISBN 0-8151-2067-2 (text and CD-ROM $695, ISBN 0-323-00503-9), St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1998. (Also available separately: adults volumes, $395, ISBN 0-8151-2136-9, and pediatric volume, $150, 0-8151-2135-0.)
3rd ed, by Charles W. Cummings, John M. Fredrickson, Lee A. Harker, Charles J. Krause, Mark A. Richardson, and David E. Schuller, one CD-ROM; requirements: 486 or Pentium PC running Windows 95, NT, or 3.1 (3.1 needs installed TCP/IP stack and configured modem), 16MB RAM, 30MB free hard disk space, 2× or more CD drive; documentation: 8 pp user's guide, $495, ISBN 0-323-00504-7, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1999.
Periodically, the question arises as to what is considered excellent teaching material for resident medical education. Having been in both the practice of otolaryngology and resident medical education for nearly 30 years, I believe that Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 3rd edition, edited by Cummings et al, is an outstanding reference aid for both practice and education. In my opinion, this multivolume textbook is the most complete and comprehensive reference source in our specialty and represents a gold standard that no other text in the field approaches. As a program director, I recommend it as the primary reference source for our resident physicians.
Otolaryngology–Head and Neck SurgeryOtolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, vols 1-5; Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. JAMA. 1999;281(24):2349. doi:10.1001/jama.281.24.2349-JBK0623-4-1