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Looking at a new medical book, one often wonders: "Was this book necessary?" Dr. Biesalski's book on otolaryngological diseases in the pediatric age group provokes a sound "yes" in answer to this question. I am not aware of a similar book written in English, yet such a publication fills a real need in the library of any physician who treats children, since most sick children seen in office practice are afflicted with diseases of the respiratory tract involving the ear, nose, and throat.
Special credit should be given to the excellent introductory remarks on the diseases of the ear. Here, the anatomical and developmental peculiarities of infants and children are stressed and well described. This is a valuable book on a subject which merits special study. The illustrations are well chosen and well reproduced.
Walter Block. Die Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Krankheiten im Kindesalter. JAMA. 1960;174(15):1997. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030150085036