by M. Haskell Newman, Nels R. Olson, and Earl F. Singleton, 95 pp, $8, Medical Examination Publishing Co Inc, 1973.
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This small book is published as a review of otolaryngologic emergency treatment and procedures for the emergency room physician, the family practitioner, and the medical student.
There are 12 chapters, each dealing with a specific anatomic region or a related group of emergency situations. Each is dealt with in straightforward and easily understandable terms.
The chapter on otologic emergencies is particularly well done. It outlines a logical treatment regimen for each problem and advises the clinician when prompt otologic consultation is warranted. This chapter should be of great assistance to emergency room physicians who cannot be expected to be sophisticated otologists.
Other particularly useful chapters are those dealing with airway obstruction and tracheotomy, facial nerve paralysis, neck trauma, and postoperative problems.
There has long been a need for a small, concise publication on otolaryngologic emergencies. This book fulfills that need quite admirably, and should be part of the armamentarium of
SCHWARZ JJ. Handbook of Ear, Nose and Throat Emergencies. Arch Surg. 1974;109(4):590. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360040098035