This is the third edition of a standard text on pediatric otolaryngology. In addition to the editors, who need no introduction, the list of contributors reads like a "Who's Who" of otolaryngologists. Drs Bluestone, Stool, and Kenna have assembled a book with uniformity of writing style and approach. Interest in this field has grown rapidly since the first edition of this text was published in 1963, particularly as a result of increasing awareness that otolaryngological diseases are among the most common affecting children. In fact, otitis media is the most common diagnosis made by physicians in office practices.
The book is divided into 7 sections, each with several chapters. Each chapter can stand alone as a useful educational treatise with a comprehensive list of references for historical information as well as recent developments. Seven new chapters represent advances and breakthroughs in pediatric otolaryngology during the past 5 years. These include