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March 1987

Anatomy of the Temporal Bone With Surgical Implications

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Winston-Salem, NC

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(3):330. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860030106025

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Anatomy of the Temporal Bone With Surgical Implications, by Schuknecht and Gulya, is a welcome addition to our educational resources. As the authors describe, it is meant to complement the books Surgical and Microscopic Anatomy of the Temporal Bone (Wolff, Bellucci, and Eggston, 1971) and Surgical Anatomy of the Temporal Bone (Anson and Donaldson, 1981).

This book by Schuknecht and Gulya is directed to the clinical needs of the practicing otologist. It appears to bridge the body of knowledge restricted to the clinical aspects of otology well known to the practicing otologist, and the body of information regarding the more scientific and basic aspects of temporal bone histopathology. Because of this, although the authors designed the book for clinicians, it will also serve a useful purpose for those singularly engaged in research in otolaryngology.

The book is organized around four anatomic regions: the external ear, the middle ear, pneumatization, and

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