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June 6, 1977

Otolaryngology: A Textbook

JAMA. 1977;237(23):2543. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270500095047

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For more than a decade, the standard textbook of otolaryngology for medical students, residents, and specialists has been Fundamentals of Otolaryngology by Boies, Hilger, and Priest or Otolaryngology by DeWeese and Saunders. Now a new textbook aimed at this same group is offered. Written primarily by physicians in the private practice of otolaryngology, the text is concise, lucid, and well organized. The field of otolaryngology is represented as it is practiced today: a major, regional specialty that covers general otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, allergy, and audiology. Not quite as much emphasis is placed on facial plastic surgery as some otolaryngologists would like, but this is the only topic that is slighted.

Many very practical charts are offered that summarize the findings of a particular problem, eg, facial nerve paralysis (to localize the lesion), a summary of vestibular diseases, and many more small but exceedingly helpful charts that are easily