During the past twenty-five years progress in the surgical treatment of suppurative otitis media achieved by the classical Schwartz and his followers in Europe, together with many American otologists, has brought this special branch of surgery to the foremost ranks. It has been the means of saving innumerable lives of children. It has saved them from being hopelessly deaf. It has made them selfsustaining and fitted them well for their life work; whereas, prior to this time many of them had been made public charges. While this branch of otology has progressed with great rapidity, not so much can be said for the treatment for the nonsuppurative forms of deafness.
During the past year a great deal of conscientious work has been done along the lines of teaching the deaf child to be a selfsustaining and a useful citizen. Dr. Max A Goldstein1 of St. Louis, offers a classification
LEWIS FO. RECENT PROGRESS IN OTOLOGIC DISEASES OF CHILDREN. Am J Dis Child. 1917;14(4):307-315. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1917.01910100076008