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April 20, 1929


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Evanston, Ill.

JAMA. 1929;92(16):1372. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700420056024

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To the Editor:  —In the report of the case of "Spontaneous Evacuation of an Extradural Abscess of Otitic Origin with Recovery" (after incision) by Drs. Halpern and Stulik in The Journal, March 30, the case was well worked up but apparently the man qualified to diagnose and treat such a case was not consulted. Just why an ear case should be under the care of a contagious disease man, a pediatrician and a general surgeon does not appear from the case report. That such a thing could happen in Cook County Hospital, where there are attending otologists with wide experience in the intracranial complications of ear diseases, shows that some one fell down badly.

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