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The expression that you can't tell a book by its cover is clearly untrue in the case of this book by J. J. Ballenger. This 13th edition, which, for 76 years of continuous publication has been a labor of love for the Ballenger family, has for its cover La Gout, one of the series of 15th-century French tapestries entitled The Senses.
The addition of the words head and neck to the title of the book sets the stage for a variety of important and very positive additions and changes. New chapters have been added, such as hyperalimentation in the care of a patient with head and neck cancer, laser surgery in otolaryngology, computed tomographic (CT) scanning in otolaryngology, and skull base surgery. The chapters on skull base surgery, salivary glands, and thyroid surgery are, unfortunately, rather super
The Editor and his associates wish to acknowledge the valuable contribution that has
MYERS EN. Diseases of the Nose, Throat, Ear, Head, and Neck. Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(12):830. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800140074021
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