This handbook of otolaryngology consists of three volumes, each volume subdivided into two or more parts. It has been written to replace the classical handbook of ear, nose and throat disease by Denker and Kahler, which appeared in nine volumes (1925-28). Part I of Volume II has been compiled by 11 well-known authors on various subjects.
The organization of this book, which includes a large number of subjects on otolaryngology, renders it excellent as a reference work and the subject matter is well documented. The chapters are logically constructed from embryologic, anatomic, physiological, pathophysiologic, and diagnostic standpoints, and the various forms of treatment are creditably presented. The book follows proved, traditional concepts of European medicine. All chapters are well written, illustrated by diagrams, tables, drawings, and black and white photographic illustrations. Reproductions of histological slides are generally clear and precise.
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