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August 1944

The Otitic Perilymphatic Spaces (the Otitic Labyrinth).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(2):149. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020185010

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This is a concise, clear presentation embodying all of the present day concepts of the labyrinth. The presentation is thorough and excellent. The chapters on embryology and comparative anatomy are well written. The third chapter dealing with the microscopic aspects of the labyrinth contains a series of well drawn reproductions of sections of bone, uniquely presented, showing the intimate relations of all surrounding structures from different points of view. The chapter on physiology and physiopathology presents all the current opinions on the function of the labyrinth and the internal ear. The pathology is discussed from the standpoint of symptoms and prognosis, and this presentation is amplified by an excellent table of pathologic conditions, with their causes, microscopic features, symptoms and treatment. He deals in detail with both the medical and the surgical treatment of deafness, otosclerosis, Ménière's disease and generalized tinnitus. The typical operations on the labyrinth of Jansen and

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