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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Paul Lemberg, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book is a comprehensive pocket reference for diseases of the ear, nose, and throat. This is the second edition; the first was published in 1989.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an overview of otolaryngology for the student as well as an organized pocket reference for physicians in the field. The text clearly meets its objectives.
Audience: The book is intended for clinicians at all levels of training. It is a credible overview for students, an excellent review text for newer residents, and a quick reference for those with more experience in the field.
Features: The photographs are well chosen and are of excellent quality. The diagrams are superior to those found in many similar pocket references. In addition, a detailed table of contents and index enhance this well-organized text.
Assessment: This is an excellent pocket reference and review book for students at all levels of training. It is accurate and well organized, and the photographs and diagrams are of superb quality. A library or individual should not rely on this book as an in-depth reference. However, when compared to other otolaryngology handbooks, it is outstanding. The new edition updates information in this continually evolving field.