Logan Turner’s Diseases of the Nose Throat and Ear 11th Edition PDF
When I was asked to edit the eleventh edition of Logan Turner’s Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear: Head and Neck Surgery, I felt deeply honoured but did not quite grasp the magnitude of the task. It is a great privilege to edit this famous textbook in its centenary year. Not many medical books have been in continuous publication for 100 years. The response I received from the chapter authors, all leaders in their field who un-hesitantly completed their chapters, was overwhelming. Many mentioned their feelings about the textbook. ‘I still keep my copy of the ninth edition’, said one. ‘It was the book that got me through the exams’, said another.
‘It was my introduction to otolaryngology’ was another comment. The last three editions of this book were popular not only in the British Isles, but also in South Asia, the Far East and the Middle East. The fifth edition was sold in North America and was well received.1 This edition has been completely revised to meet the needs of aspiring otolaryngologists. All four sub-specialities are represented in the chapters, along with a fifth section on radiology. I must acknowledge the previous editors of the book: Dr Proctor, who first published the book in 1914 but died in the service of his country; and Dr Logan Turner, who edited Dr Proctor’s book and contributed additional material. Several editions followed. The ninth and tenth editions were prepared by Professor Arnold Maran, an acknowledged leader in field of otolaryngology who has very kindly written the Foreword to the book. I would like to thank my former colleague, Robin Blair, and my colleague Brian Bingham for their trust. If there are errors in the text, the responsibility is entirely mine. The publishers Taylor and Francis, and in particular Henry Spilberg and Linda Van Pelt, were unfailingly helpful, and this book would not have been completed without their support.