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In a rather short monograph, Bárány discusses in detail the operation for chronic otitis media. In September, 1922, at the invitation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology in Minneapolis, he described the technic of this operation. Since that time, it has been performed a number of times in this country, and therefore this brochure will no doubt be of great interest to most otologists. After going into considerable detail regarding the historical development of both the simple and the radical mastoid operation, the author describes in great detail his own method, the most important principle of which is the sparing of the membranous auditory canal during the radical operation, and the avoidance of any plastic procedure whatever. He also calls attention to the fact that great care must be taken in removing the bony meatal wall in order not to injure the membranous portion. He gives an historical
Die Radikaloperation des Ohres ohne Gehörgansplastik bei chronischer Mittelohreiterung, die Aufmeisselung und Nachbehandlung bei akuter Mastoiditis, nebst einer Darstellung der Entwicklung der Schädeloperation bei akuter und chronischer Mittelohreiturung.. JAMA. 1924;82(10):817. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650360059037