Ever since osteomyelitis of the skull was first discussed and written about, there has been marked difference of opinion concerning the proper treatment for the best results. This, of course, is usually the case when the results of therapy are inadequate and unsatisfactory. The literature on the subject is fairly comprehensive considering the comparative rarity of this serious disease. However, only a few really comprehensive articles have appeared. Many otorhinolaryngologists, and by far the greater number of other physicians, have but a hazy idea of the pathologic picture, symptomatology, prophylaxis and treatment of osteomyelitis of the skull.
The purpose of this paper, then, is to reemphasize the importance of this disease, to discuss its various aspects, to stress its insidious onset and the disproportion between the external symptoms and its real gravity and to ask for earlier recognition and adequate treatment of the rapidly progressive type.
The plan is: (1)
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