2 vol, edited by Leon Barnes, 1,866 pp, with illus, $250, New York, Marcel Dekker Inc, 1985.
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This two-volume text covers pathology of the head and neck in a most comprehensive way. The material involves the pathology of systems as diverse as the thyroid, the jaws, and the nervous system. The surgical pathologist will doubtless know where in the literature to find help when dealing with these varied organ systems, but those, like me, without these skills now have a text to serve as a guide. It is an encyclopedic guide indeed, and one in which each section has a most extensive bibliography that greatly enhances the value of the book.
When I first looked over the outline of contents, I wondered just how a section on tumors and lesions of the nervous system could find its way into a book on the surgical pathology of the head and neck. That particular section very appropriately deals with tumors and lesions that involve the cranial nerves either before
Morrison AB. Surgical Pathology of the Head and Neck. JAMA. 1985;254(24):3485. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03360240099052