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September 1975

Pathology of the Ear

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(9):588. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780380066018

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This is an unprecedented, incomparable, and uniquely outstanding book by Harold F. Schuknecht, the Walter Augustus Lecompte Professor of Otology and Professor of Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Otolaryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston. This book is an absolute "must" for every practicing otologist, and it is an essential reference source for every otolaryngology training program. It is superbly written and is comprehensively illustrated.

Dr. Schuknecht, in writing this encyclopedia of the "pathology of the ear," has assimilated his vast knowledge of otology into this very basic and complete compendium of otopathology. The careful preparation of the book is apparent in its content and thorough presentation. Dr. Schuknecht begins with the histological method and carries the reader through anatomical concepts. Then he describes the pathophysiology of otologic disorders. Developmental defects, infections, disorders of intoxication, trauma, circulation, innervation, growth, metabolism, and aging follow in sequence. Next, he

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