I am a ST6 registrar and, to review this book, I decided to use it as my primary revision guide for the exam and it did not disappoint. This book has all the hallmarks of a great adjunct for the FRCS. The topics are clearly thought out and well-written by consultants renowned within their area of expertise. It is in an A to Z format rather than under the usual chapter headings of Otology, Rhinology, etc. making it easy to flick to a particular topic when you want a quick read.

Rather than being in bullet point format, it is continuous prose; however, all the important points are covered in a succinct manner, making it easy to assimilate the material. It echoes all the mandatory points your consultant would teach you whilst having a case based discussion. I especially enjoyed the chapters covering dizziness and, thus, have vastly improved my understanding of the topic and my overall history and clinical examination techniques.

The ‘further reading’ papers suggested at the end of each chapter are very helpful and up-to-date. My only comments for slight improvement for upcoming editions would be to include more traditional definitions and to consider colour photographs instead of black and white. Overall this book deserves a 4.5/5. Although it can’t completely replace more traditional books used for th

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Sharinie Yapa

Royal Infirmary, UK.

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