For the year 1940 a large number of foreign journals are unavailable. On account of the chaotic military and political situation abroad, the foreign reports which are at hand appear meager and possess little of scientific import. The Swedish otolaryngologists provide an exception to this general observation. They seem unaffected by current happenings, and their reports and articles are well planned and worked out.
A gratifying observation is the increase in the number of scientific contributions from Latin America. A hint as to how this newly awakened interest might be enhanced is contained in the Acta otolaryngologica, which gives extensive résumés of its original articles not only in English but also in Spanish and Portugese. The great American special journals would profit by following this excellent example.
In 1927 Weiss1 made his first study of the use of the von Schilling hemogram in otologic diagnosis, particularly in
KOPETZKY SJ. PURULENT OTITIS MEDIA, MASTOIDITIS, SINUS THROMBOSIS AND SUPPURATION OF THE PETROUS PYRAMID. Arch Otolaryngol. 1942;35(1):115–131. doi:10.1001/archotol.1942.00670010116008