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November 1971

Atlas of Ear Surgery.

Arch Surg. 1971;103(5):658. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350110160032

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The Atlas of Ear Surgery, first published in 1968, is brought thoroughly up to date by this new second edition. The material is presented in nine chapters which illustrate most of the otologic surgical procedures which are in common use today. The first chapter presents a sequence of procedures for dissection of the temporal bone, showing instruments to be used and proper hand grips, and should be of great help to the trainee. New sections which have been added include the removal of glomus body tumors and subtotal resection of the temporal bone. There is a more detailed description of the recently developed popular technique for performing tympanoplasty with preservation of the posterior wall of the external auditory canal. The authors make no attempt to provide a bibliography of credits for the development of surgical techniques, which seems quite all right in view of the fact that most methods have

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