The title of this volume is, in a sense, a misnomer because there is a wealth of information on body areas other than the head and neck. Nevertheless, the authors use clinical signs and symptoms which are found in the structures of the head and neck as a jumping-off point for the recognition of conditions which have been identified as specific syndromes. There are 103 chapters, each devoted to a given syndrome, arranged in alphabetical order. A detailed index complements the alphabetized table of contents, and an appendix provides a limited series of tables relating to development and maldevelopment of structures of the head and neck. Tables for normal chronologic development of deciduous and permanent teeth unfortunately do not take advantage of the more recent information such as provided by Moorrees et al (J Dent Res 42:1490, 1963).
The text is supported by a large number of excellent illustrations including