Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery is the latest attempt to offer comprehensive coverage of the specialty under one title. One could question the need for a new start on an old problem rather than revised editions of previous undertakings.
The four-volume set is edited by Charles W. Cummings, MD, chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Washington. Each volume has its own editor as well. Volume 1, General Face, Nose, Paranasal Sinuses, is edited by Charles J. Krause, MD, chairman of otolaryngology at the University of Michigan; volume 2, Salivary Glands, Oral Cavity/Oropharynx, Neck, by David E. Schuller, MD, chairman of otolaryngology at Ohio State University; volume 3, Larynx/Hypopharynx, Trachea/Esophagus, Thyroid/Parathyroid, by John M. Fredrickson, MD, professor and head of otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis; and volume 4, Ear and Skull Base, by Lee Harker, MD, professor and vice chairman of otolaryngology at the