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May 1966

Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(5):503. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020505029

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This is the second edition of an advanced reference book written for both the resident and practitioner of otorhinolaryngology by 34 British authorities and has been published in two volumes. Comparable texts written in this country are now either out of date or out of print, indicating a decided need for such a volume.

Anatomically it is divided into four sections, each introduced by an excellent chapter on anatomy, physiology, and methods of examination. The section on nose and paranasal sinuses is exceptionally well covered, and of special interest to the American rhinologist will be Bateman's chapter on transsphenoidal hypophysectomy.

The larynx and tracheobronchial tree are discussed in relation to trauma and stenosis, acute and chronic diseases, tumors, artificial airways, and neurological affections. It is impressive that considerable space has been given to the voice and its disabilities in singers and other voice users, normal speech, and mechanisms and disorders

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