THE AVAILABLE literature of 1948 on otitis media and complications was reviewed and has been summarized under different headings. There were several very interesting trends noticed. The articles published in the United States on otic infections were much fewer than in the years past. This is partly because most such infections are now controlled so well by chemotherapy and penicillin and also because many otologists in the teaching centers are writing about the fenestration operation and its results.
Several European studies of otitis media and mastoiditis in infants were published. It is probable that poorer nutrition of infants (and mothers) would make this a greater problem in European countries than in the United States. No such papers have been published in the United States for some years.
PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE IN OTOLOGY
Henner1 reviews the psychosomatic basis for many symptoms projected to the ear, nose and throat—one of the few such
DYSART BR. OTITIS MEDIA AND COMPLICATIONS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;51(1):106–123. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700020125011