The prominence of aural disease has been brought very frequently before the profession for the past decade; but I know of nothing in aural disease of children of greater importance than an early recognition and treatment of some of the conditions I shall enumerate. It is more particularly to call your attention to certain forms of aural disease, especially in children, not easily recognized by the pediatrist or general practitioner, and therefore all the more important, or if recognized, usually too late to be of value from a prophylactic standpoint, that this paper is written.
You are all familiar with the complications frequently accompanying the acute exanthemata, but usually your first intimation of an aural condition is to have the little patient complain of earache, or if it be a young infant, you expect him to pull or tug at the affected ear, and cry out with pain, thus
McKERNON JF. THE IMPORTANCE OF AN EARLY AURAL EXAMINATION IN ACUTE DISEASES' OF CHILDREN.. JAMA. 1905;XLIV(1):23-26. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500280020002e