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March 21, 1925


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Portland, Ore.

JAMA. 1925;84(12):891. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.26620380002009c

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An electrically lighted ophthalmoscope makes an excellent instrument for examining ear drums. I recently had occasion to examine an ear when I had no light other than an ophthalmoscope. I inserted the speculum and examined the drum through the ophthalmoscope, using it in the same manner as for a fundus examination; and by turning in a plus ten or a plus twelve lens, I obtained a magnified field that was better than that obtained with the ordinary electric auroscope.

I find that very few men possess an auroscope, or else they neglect or only casually examine ears. As anophthalmoscope is almost a diagnostic necessity, its possession may serve a double purpose and stimulate routine ear examinations.

Devitalized and Concentrated Foods Cause Constipation.  — The scandal of present-day dietetics is nowhere more manifest than in its consequent cures of constipation, which is the most important penalty which we

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