Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
What contains bone marrow colony-stimulating factor, tonin, lethal factor,
and wound-contraction factor? The answer is saliva, which gives you a taste
of the meaty material awaiting your digestion in this collection.
It has been almost a decade since the first edition but well worth the
wait. Now 25% longer, with 48 chapters by more than 80 authors, Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation entices readers to explore current
knowledge about the chemosenses. Although immersed in the field for 20 years,
I was surprised by the amount of clinically relevant information I newly discovered.
Hirsch AR. Smell and Taste. JAMA. 2003;290(24):3257-3258. doi:10.1001/jama.290.24.3257