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March 1989

Vestibular Disorders

Author Affiliations

Winston-Salem, NC

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(3):389. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860270131029

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Vestibular Disorders, edited by Hugh O. Barber and James A. Sharpe, is a compilation of contributions by a blue-ribbon group expert in vestibular research and disorders of the vestibular system.

As the editors, Barber and Sharpe, indicate, it is divided into four parts that deal with (1) the neurophysiology of orientation, (2) the comparative merits of different vestibular function tests, (3) smooth eye movement disorders, and (4) the diagnosis and management of dizziness. They state that the book is directed at physicians and physiologists who are concerned with dizzy patients. The book is intended to satisfy the needs of experienced otologists or neurologists and to provide a foundation for residents. It achieves all of these goals.

I found the book delightful in its organization, which, depending on the experience of the reader, could easily be followed in the reverse order, ie, part 4, dizziness, diagnosis, and management, before part 1,

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