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October 1959

Surgery of the Ear.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1959;70(4):537. doi:10.1001/archotol.1959.00730040547020

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This book by an eminent otologist is of outstanding scope and importance. Its scientific reliability and complete coverage from basic fundamentals of otologic surgery to the niceties of newest techniques undoubtly make it a classic. The illustrations are informative, simple, and very clear. The conciseness and simplicity of style indicate meticulous editing, mature consideration, and vast experience.

The twenty-two chapters cover practically all information of importance to otologic surgery and are informative both to residents and to accomplished surgeons. Each chapter is based on the newest concepts and is almost extraordinary in its own right. The first few chapters cover the development of the ear, its anatomy (particularly well presented), and an especially fine presentation on radiologic examination. The next section contains excellent and detailed description on all phases of surgery for ear infection. Modern concepts and techniques of mastoid surgery are definitively presented. The third, and most timely, section

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