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November 1988

The Principles and Practice of Rhinology,

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(11):1335. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860230129045

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Rhinology is an area of great interest to almost all practicing otorhinolaryngologists since, as the editor points out in the preface, as many as 80% of the patients seen in a general otolaryngology practice have some nasal or sinus complaint. This comprehensive text spans the spectrum of rhinologic interests, from anatomy and embryology to complex operative procedures in a single volume of slightly over 900 pages. It is edited by a distinguished rhinologist, with a highly respected panel of contributing authors.

The text is organized into three sections. The first third of the book covers "Basic Topics," including anatomy, physiology, microbiology, immunology, and diagnosis, including radiographic evaluation and rhinomanometry. This section begins with an outstandingly lucid description of nasal and paranasal anatomy by Ritter. Goldman's chapter on vasomotor rhinitis clarifies much of the confusion that often accompanies this topic. The allergy chapters (by Fadal, Nalebuff, King, and Williams) cover logically

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