The literature for 1937 is unusual for the large number of contributions on nerve deafness. Especially noteworthy are an extensive article, amounting to a monograph, on traumatic nerve deafness by Bunch and a monograph on the pathology of senile deafness by H. von Fieandt and Arno Saxén. The question of the etiology of otosclerosis receives somewhat less attention than usual, but two articles deal with experimental otosclerosis in the fowl with reference to Wittmaack's theory of the etiology of otosclerosis. There are important reports on the results of Gray's intratympanic treatment of otosclerosis with thyroxin as well as several articles on the surgical treatment.
Articles which are merely a repetition of previous work are not included in this summary. My editorial comments are in brackets. The material has been arranged according to the following outline:
Pathology and Etiology
Pathology of Nerve Deafness
SHAMBAUGH GE. CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE DEAFNESS, INCLUDING OTOSCLEROSIS AND DISEASES OF THE INNER EAR. Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(5):780–816. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040792009