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June 1981

Diseases of the External Ear: An Otologic-Dermatologic Manual

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(6):398. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790420072023

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This is a practical and concise book about diseases of the external ear.

Precisely illustrated with excellent color photographs and filled with useful and practical information down to the very ointment to prescribe, this book will be useful to all physicians who are sometimes puzzled and occasionally confounded by matters dermatologic.

The book appropriately begins with a brief review of the anatomy and histology of the external ear. Techniques of examination and a short chapter on general principles of therapy precede the main body of the text. This begins with a well-illustrated chapter (78 color photographs) on diseases caused by infection by bacteria, fungi, viruses, animal parasites, and insects. Subsequent chapters deal with diseases of the external ear ascribed to psychogenic causes, allergy, trauma, foreign bodies, metabolic and endocrine abnormalities, and cysts and tumors. There is also an excellent chapter on diseases of unknown cause, eg, keratosis obturans, lichen planus,

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