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Supine positioning of toddlers for throat examination
  1. JONATHAN O’B HOURIHANE,
  2. ELIZABETH J LAMBERT
  1. University Child Health
  2. Mailpoint 803
  3. Southampton General Hospital
  4. Southampton SO16 6YD
  5. Friarsgate Practice
  6. Friarsgate Medical Centre
  7. Winchester, Hants SO23 8EF
    1. YVONNE M d’ART
    1. University Child Health
    2. Mailpoint 803
    3. Southampton General Hospital
    4. Southampton SO16 6YD
    5. Friarsgate Practice
    6. Friarsgate Medical Centre
    7. Winchester, Hants SO23 8EF

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      Editor,—Many toddlers are intimidated by the approaches of a doctor who wishes to view the throat. In contrast to the conventional sitting position used for throat examination by paediatricians,1 dentists use a less threatening approach, with the child lying semirecumbent on the parent’s knee.2We have compared the acceptability of the two positions in a …

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