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November 1984

Clinical Otology

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(11):772. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800370074028

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This book presents an interesting, although not all-inclusive, series of articles on otitis media surgery, stapes surgery, retrocochlear considerations in surgery, concepts in labyrinthine disease, and vertigo and its surgical treatment. The text's authors are easily recognized by their previous contributions to the otologic literature.

The book makes for easy reading, in that each article can be considered individually. It is not like a textbook, in which the grasp of one chapter depends on the understanding of the preceding chapter. The authors usually make definite statements, indicating their own strong points of view. That approach is useful to readers who understand that these statements are in fact points of view that should be considered with reference to other information and readers' own personal experiences.

Readers acquainted with the previous works and attitudes of the authors will enjoy the direct differences of opinion clearly expressed in the text. If readers are

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