Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery n/aWindows only 486 or Pentium based Pc, running Windows 95/NT/3.1 16 MB of RAM minimum 30 MB free hard disk space minimum 2X or faster CD ROM drive 640 x 480 color monitor with thousands of colors or better 28.8 or faster modem This completely revised three volume set is the most comprehensive reference on head and neck surgery available. This edition features an increased number of tables and illustrations of surgical procedures, an expanded ear and cranial base section, and new chapters on aestheticsurgery forfaces on noses. Information on pediatric surgery has been extracted into a single text, available separately. This CD ROM is encyclopedic in scope, and includes five volumes of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and one volume of Pediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. This is a detailed, comprehensive reference with basic science and clinical chapters that include comprehensive coverage of etiology, diagnosis, and management. Treatment algorithms and surgical techniques are presented in step by step fashion. The purpose of this CD ROM is to provide an easy to use, comprehensive electronic text that allows rapid access to information when time is critical. These worthy objectives are met and surpassed. Tables are included to cover the steps involved in evaluating a patient, management, options, emergency situations, and complications. The large scope of current knowledge in otolaryngology head and neck surgery is comprehensively covered, and this information is easy to retrieve. There is excellent presentation and organization within this work, and a consistent style of presentation throughout. Good search capabilities are included and it is easy to take your own notes and to bookmark passages. This work is designed for residents and practitioners and certainly meets the needs of the intended audience. Although not stated in the CD ROM as an intended audience, all researchers, academic instructors, and other professionals working in an area related to the head and neck, including speech, swallowing, and hearing clinicians, would also benefit from this text. The editors are extremely credible authorities on the subjects covered in this product. Included in this CD ROM are 4000 pages, 4061 illustrations, and 203 chapters on the science and practice ofotolaryngology head and neck surgery. In this brief review, it is impossible to offer a complete description of all that is contained in the text. Briefly, chapters within five volumes have major headings of General Considerations in the Head and Neck; Face; Nose; Para nasal sinuses; Salivary Glands; Oral Cavity/Oropharynx/Nasopharynx; Neck; Larynx/Hypopharynx; Trachea/Bronchus/Esophagus; Thyroid/Parathyroid; Ear and Cranial Base; Vestibular System; Facial Nerve; Auditory System; External Ear; Eustachian Tube; Middle Ear and Mastoid; Inner Ear; and Skull Base. The pediatric volume contains in depth information on issues related to clinical problems in children and differences in managing neonates, infants, children, and adults. Performance of this CD ROM is excellent. Otolaryngology reads well and desired information is easily and quickly retrieved. This work is a valuable contribution to the field of otolaryngology head and neck surgery and is worth having on your bookshelf for those times when in depth information is needed quickly, or when preparing a lecture or handout for a presentation. Otolaryngology is very useful to have an electronic reference where text and figures can be easily cut and pasted into other computer applications, such as word processors or presentation software. I have referred to this CD ROM many times since acquiring it and highly recommend it. Cummings, Charles W., MD (Johns Hopkins Univ); Fredrickson, John M., MD (Washington Univ); Harker, Lee A., MD (Creighton Univ); Krause, Charles J., MD (Univ of Michigan); Schuller, David E., MD (Ohio State Univ)The contributors represent the specialties of otolaryngology head and neck surgery, communication disorders, dermatology, reconstructive surgery, and radiology. Most are from hospitals and universities in the U.S. Institutions prominently represented include Univ of Michigan, Johns Hopkins, Univ of Maryland Medical Systems, and Washington Univ.