Scott-Brown's Otolaryngology, fifth edition, edited by Alan G. Kerr, is a monumental, six-volume otolaryngology text. It has been a standard work among British otolaryngologists since 1952 and is respected highly by otolaryngologists throughout the world.
The new edition is two volumes longer than the fourth edition owing to the inclusion of a volume on pediatric otolaryngology and a separate volume on the ear. The additional materials covered, and updating of subjects addressed in previous editions, render this text current and authoritative in most aspects. Its British origins produce a slightly different slant and minor practice differences when compared with standard, multivolume American otolaryngology texts such as Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, edited by C. W. Cummins, C. J. Krause, D. E. Schuller, J. M. Fredrickson, and L. A. Harker (CV Mosby, 1986), and Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, edited by M. M. Paparella and D. A. Shumrick (WB Saunders, 1980). Like these