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The surgical anatomy of the ear is treated with considerable detail, and is accompanied by many excellent sketches, diagrammatic and otherwise, illustrating the important facts. Next is a discussion of the physiology of the ear with a fairly complete discussion of the functional tests. More is told in this regard than is usually found in the large textbooks on otology. Various diseases, beginning with those of the skin of the external auditory meatus, and continuing with those of the various inflammatory affections of the external ear and then those of the middle and internal ear, are taken up. Considerable space and discussion are given to cholesteatoma and to the intracranial complications of inflammatory ear conditions. Malingering, deaf mutism, and toxic effects of drugs on the ear, together with artificial aids to hearing, are discussed in the last chapter. As an appendix, the author cites the essentials of a number of
A Handbook of Aural Surgery for Students and Practitioners.. JAMA. 1923;80(16):1169. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640430057038