October 1974

Surgery of the Facial Nerve

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Gainesville, Fla


ed 2, by Adolf Miehlke, 281 pp, $45, WB Saunders Co, 1973.

Arch Surg. 1974;109(4):590. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360040098034

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Dr. Miehlke, in his well-executed plan to deal with all aspects of the facial nerve, collaborates with Dr. Ugo Fisch of Zurich and draws approximately one third of the 19 chapters from a group of six authors who range from neuroscientists to otolaryngologists. The book represents the only major work available on the subject in the English language, and should be a part of the library of all surgeons who deal with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of the anatomic regions through which the facial nerve courses. The book is beautifully illustrated, both in color and black and white. The color illustrations taken from Pernkopf: Topographische Anatomie des Menschen and from surgical photographs are of excellent quality.

The portions of the book dealing with general aspects of the facial nerve lesions including diagnosis will have special appeal to the general physician called on to do the initial evaluation and support

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