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October 1, 1910

Physiology and Pathology of the Semicircular Canals.

JAMA. 1910;55(14):1226. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330140070038

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Abstract

This book brings the teachings of the younger Vienna school of otologists, especially of Dr. Barany, closer to the English-speaking part of the profession. No otologist can afford to ignore these teachings. Notwithstanding the shortness of the book, almost 7 pages are devoted to subjects foreign to its title, namely "Indications for Labyrinthine Operation in Acute Diffuse, Latent Diffuse and Circumscribed Labyrinthine Suppuration." The radical standpoint exposed there is not warranted by facts and not shared by the profession. On page 9, the author says, "The right anterior vertical (semicircular canal) and the left posterior vertical lie in the same plane." They lie in parallel planes. The writer of the preface deems it necessary to draw attention to the writer of the book: "The profession is to be congratulated that so finished a scholar, and so able a physician and surgeon as"....

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