February 1928

Progress in OtolaryngologyA Summary of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of OtolaryngologyREVIEW OF THE LITERATURE FROM OCTOBER 1926, TO OCTOBER, 1927

Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;7(2):167-183. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620010179012

The review of the literature is again presented in abstract form. Almost all of the articles are based on experimental observations by authoritative investigators. The past few years have been particularly fruitful ones, owing to the enthusiasm displayed in the investigation of the physiology of the labyrinth. This enthusiasm naturally leads to controversy, and as controversy results in keener analysis I can hopefully say that knowledge concerning the physiology of the labyrinth will be placed in a less assailable position, as far as otologists are concerned, and will permit the carrying on of tests on a more rational and secure basis.


Kiss1 studied the squamous portion of the temporal bone situated at the root of the zygomatic arch, particularly at the lower border of the temporal fossae. Between the two lamellae of bone, he says is found a spongy substance filled with red

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