This book adds itself to half a dozen similar publications for trainees preparing for postgraduate exams in otolaryngology. Three hundred pages of facts laid out in five sections with 105 coloured illustrations. Each section has been nicely put together covering a wide spectrum of important topics starting with embryology and anatomy followed by a careful selection of important clinical and exam topics.
The amount of detail seems to be appropriate as a revision aid for UK exams. The three main authors, Messrs Philpott, Tassone and Clark, along with eleven further contributors have certainly added a very useful exam aid for UK trainees. While most important topics seem to be covered, it might be useful to add a chapter on diagnostics in the next edition.
I am impressed with their first edition and would recommend it to trainees as a ‘must-have’ revision aid. The price of £42 is a small price to pay for this useful resource.