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July 26, 1930

Modern Otology.

JAMA. 1930;95(4):290. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720040048029

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This new work begins with anatomic and physiologic considerations, covering the embryology and structure of the ear, the functions of the hearing and static structures, aural examinations, and deformities and diseases of the external ear. Diseases of the drum membrane, eustachian tube and middle ear are followed by infections of the mastoid process. There are several chapters on intracranial complications in aural disease, such as brain abscess, sinus thrombosis and meningitis. Considerable space is given to diseases of the internal ear and there are several chapters on otosclerosis and chronic progressive deafness. Otology in children is rather extensively discussed, and the last chapters are devoted to the medicolegal aspect of otology. The book is nicely constructed, the type is clear, and the illustrations are good. To each part of the work is appended a bibliography which is fairly comprehensive but which still omits a considerable number of important contributions that

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