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In the short space of twenty minutes allowed to us to read a paper of any importance, we can merely give a few hints or outlines of the intention of our subject, and therefore cannot do justice to the subject or to ourselves, so I will only give a partial and brief notice to the anatomy of parts involved, and to treatment.
In thinking over the various troubles that may arise from catarrh of nose and throat, I find none attended with more pain than non-suppurative inflammation of middle ear. This form may call for prompt and immediate action from the very nature of its severity, and in order to discuss it intelligently we will have to look at the anatomy of the parts involved, as well as the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.
First, we will look at the nose, and we find both cavities lined with a mucous membrane.
EDWARDS WI. EAR COMPLICATION FROM CHRONIC CATARRHAL INFLAMMATION OF NOSE AND THROAT.Read in the Section of Laryngology and Otology, at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, at Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890.. JAMA. 1890;XV(14):497-499. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410400013002b