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June 1958

Microscopic Anatomy of the Temporal Bone.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;95(6):707. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060050711022

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This is a splendidly prepared book and should prove invaluable to the student of otology, which of course should include anyone purporting to practice this specialty.

The volume fills a long-felt need, as material on the microscopic anatomy of the temporal bone has been scattered in fragments among various journals.

Study of these pictured sections should give the otologic surgeon the three-dimensional concept of the temporal bone necessary not only for the performance of operations to restore function but also for the older procedures of draining of suppuration in the petrous pyramid if these should again prove necessary.

The text is clear, terse, and informative; the reproductions of microscopic sections are excellent, and the book has an important but sometimes neglected addition, a good index.

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