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To the Editor:—
In The Journal of March 29 I find an editorial regarding otosclerosis. Mention is not made of the use of benzyl cinnamate, otherwise known as Jacobson's Solution and distributed by E. Fougera & Co., New York. A preliminary report of the use of this solution was abstracted in The Journal, Dec. 25, 1943, page 1141. Since that time I have used this medication a number of times, the ages of the patients ranging from 25 to 75, and the results have been most gratifying both to the patients and to myself.By the use of a balanced tuning fork I determine whether the eighth nerve is at fault; if it is I do not recommend benzyl cinnamate. In cases of conduction deafness, tinnitus and associated vertigo, relief has been gratifying and patients have been greatly helped.
Smith JJ. OTOSCLEROSIS. JAMA. 1947;134(6):555. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880230065026