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July 13, 1918

Der histologische Bau der Vogelschnecke und ihre Schädigung durch akustische Reize und durch Detonation.

JAMA. 1918;71(2):144. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600280066026

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A glance at the contents of this book shows its great importance to different branches of medical science. The first part deals with the normal histologic condition of the labyrinth of birds, fixated intra vitam. In an introduction the technic of the fixation of the labyrinth of birds in the living is given, its decalcification, embedding, cutting and staining. This is followed by a description of the microscopic structure of the labyrinth of birds. The second part, on the experimental investigation of the injuries of the bird's organ of hearing by means of acoustic overirritation, is at present of special interest when the questions of shell shock are discussed from every angle. The experiments are carefully described, the microscopic findings given and shown in drawings, and the conclusions drawn free from all speculation. Twelve plates with fifty-five colored illustrations of unusually careful artistic execution help clarify a difficult subject. This

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