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The author and contributors to this textbook have produced one of the best textbooks on otolaryngology available on the market today. The account is comprehensive and well illustrated. The textbook has excellent chapters on the anatomy and physiology of the ear, nose, sinuses, mouth, esophagus, mediastinum, head, and neck. Each chapter ends with a suggested reading list that is up to date and includes many of the classic articles on the subject under discussion. If there is a weakness in the book, it is the part dealing with radiology of the ear. There is a lack of discussion and illustration of the routine mastoid x-ray films. The authors do illustrate more unusual radiographs, for example, retrograde jugular venograms. One of the strengths of the book is the discussion of congenital anomalies. It is one of the most thorough accounts in any textbook on otolaryngology. The book also contains an
SCHINDLER RA. Otolaryngology Textbook. Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(12):746. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780290082023
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