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Textbook of Otolaryngology.

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Sixth edition. By DeWeese David D., Saunders William H.. . 495 pages. The CV. Mosby Company; , St. Louis, Missouri: , 1982.. $32.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(4):636-637. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-97-4-636_3
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The term classic as applied to a text connotes not only originality of concept and perhaps longevity, but most importantly, continued excellence. Changing medical school curricula, changing students needs, and would-be challengers to the title spawned by academia's ever-increasing requisite for publication, necessitate critical evaluation even of the standard bearer.

The concept remains a good one—a text, clearly introductory, with sufficient breadth and detail to establish a solid foundation for the management of the most frequently encountered pathologic conditions. Other topics covered in the book should provide a reference for cogent differential diagnosis. Selected references at the end of each


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