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June 23, 1989

The Larynx: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author Affiliations

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine Maywood, Ill

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine Maywood, Ill

JAMA. 1989;261(24):3620-3621. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03420240134042

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Just before I wrote a review of this book, which I had on my desk, a colleague of mine who is a specialist in gastroenterology said, "How could they possibly have an entire book devoted to the larynx?" Well, this is a book devoted to the larynx and all its disorders, and it is one that I would recommend. The Larynx: A Multidisciplinary Ap proach, edited by Marvin Fried, is written by experts. Most of the 45 chapters are well written and edited, up-to-date, and clinically pertinent, and provide the reader with a wealth of new information in laryngology.

The book, as the title indicates, includes all facets of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment and understanding of laryngeal disorders. Dr Fried, of the Harvard faculty, has wisely included a significant amount of new information in the emerging areas of laryngology such as sleep apnea, laser laryngoscopy, stroboscopy, and video