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August 29, 1959

Surgery of the Ear

JAMA. 1959;170(18):2262. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010180114033

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This massive book has quality as well as quantity. One may not be able to learn otology from pictures in a book, but, if one could, here are the pictures and the descriptive text to go along with them. More than 30 years have passed since anything like it has appeared in this field. It is dedicated to the memory of Gunnar Holmgren, whose death in 1954 left a void among the limited number of researchers in otology. It is Holmgren who, together with Prof. Barry Anson, did such an amazing amount of laboratory work on the anatomy of the ear. Part 1 describes this enterprise in detail. Part 2 is devoted to surgery of infections of the ear, part 3 to surgery of deafness, and part 4 to surgery of the facial nerve, endolymphatic hydrops, and tumors of the ear. At the end of each chapter is an exhaustive

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