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This is the third edition of this wellknown synopsis with Dr. Ryan the only one of the original authors continuing in this capacity. Like its preceding editions, this book is divided into four parts—"The Ear," "The Nose and Paranasal Sinuses," "The Pharynx," and "The Larynx." Each part begins with a review of the anatomy and physiology.
The authors, in their preface, state that "in these days in which texts are growing larger and the multivolume is prevalent... there is still a great need for a synopsis...." Their intent is to have this book used by the undergraduate medical student, house staff or physician in practice to help them relate to the problems encountered in otolaryngology.
The first part of the book, "The Ear," is by Dr. Pratt. The first chapter in this part, "Applied Anatomy," has been significantly clarified by the addition of seven more pictures and drawings. Chapter two,
Goldstein JC. Synopsis of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases. Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;92(5):527–528. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.04310050109027
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