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Pediatric problems are among the most common and challenging in the practice of otolaryngology. Otolaryngological problems have a similar degree of importance in the practice of pediatrics. The critical need for a comprehensive, up-to-date textbook on pediatric otolaryngology has been felt by both specialities.
Bluestone and Stool are to be commended for accepting the task of planning and editing this major textbook. The efforts of 108 authors are organized into seven sections, 89 chapters, and fill 1,580 pages. Sectional designations are given to such broad areas as "The Ear and Related Structures." A typical section begins with chapters covering the relevant basic sciences and then addresses methods of examination. Chapters dedicated to specific disease states round out each section. For the most part, the chapters are comprehensive, authoritative, well-written, and well-illustrated. Despite an obvious attempt at completeness, there are a few areas that receive less than optimal coverage. Laryngeal stenosis,
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