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November 1984

Textbook of Otolaryngology

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Charlottesville, Va

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(11):771-772. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800370073027

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Textbooks by single authors today are rarities; most people find the task of writing, arranging, and editing an entire textbook too arduous and time consuming. The beginning student of otolaryngology should be grateful that Dr Karmody has taken the time to write this excellent book.

When I received this book for review, I recognized it as another of several basic textbooks in otolaryngology aimed at medical students, beginning otolaryngology residents, or other specialists who encounter problems in otolarygology. I let a resident peruse the book and his opinion was that it was "too basic." This colored my opinion somewhat, and my expectations were not high as I began to review it. To my surprise and delight, I found it a thorough yet concise text with almost as many illustrations as pages.

The book has 22 chapters with the first two devoted to taking history and physical, and radiologic examinations. Six

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