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Book and Multimedia Reviews
July 2006

Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

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edited by Anil K. Lalwani, MD, 1056 pp, $64.95, ISBN 0-07-140237-3, New York, NY, Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2004.

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2006;8(4):283. doi:10.1001/archfaci.8.4.283

edited by Anil K. Lalwani, MD, 1056 pp, $64.95, ISBN 0-07-140237-3, New York, NY, Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2004.

A new review of otolaryngology, Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, has been published. It is distinguished by its thoughtful balance of conciseness and detail, making it practical for quick reference, board review, and even in-depth study of a particular topic.

Evidence of the editor's care in arranging this text is first evident in the page and chapter layout. The organization and graphic design of all chapters are easy to read and consistent throughout the text. Each chapter is divided into logical subsections and concise paragraphs. Key points are highlighted by photographs, tables, figures, and bulleted text. Most important, subsections of all chapters are followed by a list of significant citations in the literature, complete with brief descriptions of each article. This is an extremely valuable resource. The placement of these citations at the end of subsections (rather than at the end of an entire chapter) makes them even more accessible to the reader. Through this general format, the editor thoughtfully bridges the gap from a quick reference text to an excellent review book that lends itself to deeper investigation of most topics.

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