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This four-volume work is almost surely the premier general text of otolaryngology in the United Kingdom. Its first edition was published in 1952 as a single volume by Scott-Brown, and it has since been expanded into four volumes by its newer editors, Ballantyne and Groves. It still carries the name however, of the original editor, Scott-Brown.
The four volumes deal with the following topics: basic sciences; ear, nose and sinuses; and pharynx and larynx. Each of the four volumes has been revised from their third edition, and the basic sciences volume has been enlarged considerably to include clinically pertinent and timely topics such as principles of cancer immunology, radiologic diagnosis, hematology, radiotherapeutic principles, and pharmacology of anesthetics.
The volumes are done with high-quality print and paper, and the binding is extremely strong. They are well illustrated, and each chapter contains comprehensive references. The chapter layout is well structured, with subtitles
ROGER BOLES. Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat. Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(6):398. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790420072024