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August 1976

Tumors of the Head and Neck: Clinical and Pathological Considerations

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(8):518. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780130112024

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Dr Batsakis is Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan. His excellent book bears the stamp of his long interest in and experience with these tumors. It has the advantage of single authorship (continuity of style and lack of redundancy) and is well supplied with tables and figures, which illustrate his major theses.

One of the strengths of the book is the author's development of the history of tumor classification and nomenclature in each chapter and his ability to present a fresh and modern synthesis. Documentation comes from very diverse sources. The lists of references at the end of each chapter do not show the narrow parochialism of other authors.

Separate chapters are devoted to each major tumor type or to regional involvement. There is an excellent discussion of nonneoplastic disease of salivary glands (chapter 3), such as chronic sialadenitis and Sjögren syndrome. Chapter 4 deals with so-called

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