This textbook should be a welcome addition to the libraries of otolaryngologists and pediatricians. The character of otolaryngological practice has changed greatly during the past generation because of the advent of sulfonamides, antibiotics, and antihistaminic drugs, and this has brought with it fresh emphasis on congenital defects, infantile otitis media, defective hearing and speech, the auditory and vocal rehabilitation of deaf children, and infections of the respiratory tract. Within the domains of otology, the relatively new science of audiology has developed. Readers of this book should find the chapters on congenital abnormalities of the ear, nose, face, esophagus, and lower respiratory tract useful and the chapters on deafness in childhood, the training and education of deaf children, defective speech in childhood, and thyroglossal cysts and fistulas informative. This book is highly recommended.