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This book has seven sections. The first deals with general areas of examination; anesthesiology (that chapter alone worth the price of the book); birth defects and genetic counseling; allergic diseases; and ear, nose, and throat manifestations of systemic disease. That chapter ends with useful brief lists of diseases that produce coagulopathies, head and neck infections, hearing loss, and mucosal ulcers.
Developmental and anatomic chapters addressing specific disorders and their importance lead most sections. At the end of most chapters there are decision trees or algorithms that are quite useful.
Chapters 19 through 22 are valuable for pediatric and general otolaryngologists. The authors discuss referral guidelines, speech disorders, auditory rehabilitation of the hearing-impaired child, and management of voice disorders, including stuttering.
Section four deals with oropharyngeal and dentofacial development and disorders. The section in Chapter 23, on swallowing and sucking, is almost poetic, but informative. Pashley's chapter on cleft lip and
BERGSTROM L. Clinical Pediatric Otolaryngology. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(11):1241. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860110107028
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