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September 14, 1918

VALUE OF THE NEURO-OTOLOGIC TESTS IN THE ARMY FROM A DIAGNOSTIC STANDPOINT

Author Affiliations

(El Paso, Texas) Captain, M. R. C., U. S. Army CAMP KEARNEY, LINDA VISTA, CALIF.

JAMA. 1918;71(11):899-900. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26020370005013a
Abstract

A great deal of literature has appeared concerning the Bárány tests in the examination of aviators, while very little has been said about their value in other departments of Army medical work. Perhaps the main reason for this is the newness of the subject and the requirement of a greater knowledge of neurology than is usually considered necessary in otologic practice.

However this may be, there are many borderline cases among the men already in the service to whom the tests and a correct interpretation of them are highly applicable if we maintain the same standard for ear work that we have established for the other branches of medicine.

In the Army, all cases of visual disturbance are carefully investigated by the ophthalmologist, and every case of deafness is referred to the otologist; but when it comes to disturbance of the vestibular apparatus, it does not seem to be so

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