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The aim of this book is to instruct students, and to that end it should serve admirably. For the practicing otolaryngologist or the resident beyond the first year of training it is too basic; yet it contains many simplified, succinctly stated facts that bear reiterating. The book is divided into sections anatomically, ie, the ear, the nose, the mouth, the pharynx, the larynx, and the head and neck. There is an appendix.
Although simple, each section is good in the areas it covers. Browning approaches each area stepwise by briefly reviewing the anatomy and the various clinical tests available, suggesting questions for history taking, reviewing the clinical examination that will lead to a diagnosis, and finally, providing recommendations on management. The simple line drawings and the tables, like the text, are clear and easily understood.
The amount of space allotted in this book to each area underscores its prominence with
CANTRELL RW. Updated ENT. Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(2):137. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800280071026
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