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July 1981

Medical Audiology: Disorders of Hearing

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(7):459. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790430061020

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Five persons—Theodore Glattke, Wilma Maue-Dickson, Arnold Cohn, Martha Wofford, and Francis Catlin—have each contributed a volume on the auditory mechanism for this book. Their respective topics are anatomy and physiology, prenatal development, etiology and pathology, audiological evaluation and management, and otological diagnosis and treatment. Dr Martin, the editor, sectioned their contributions into the four divisions of the outer, middle, and inner ear and the auditory nerve and central pathways. Dr Martin arranged the book so the reader selects a topic (the vertical) and a location along the auditory tract (the horizontal) to reach the desired information in the middle of the book. This is a refreshingly Neapolitan approach to an audiology reference book. Familiarity with the organization of this book is a necessity, since the index is surprisingly sketchy.

Not only is the organization unique, but Medical Audiology also presents the auditory mechanism with a broader view than the

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