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September 27, 1930

Clinical and Experimental Examinations in Patients Suffering from Ms. Menièri Including a Study of the Problem of Bone Conduction. Volume I.

JAMA. 1930;95(13):958. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720130054037

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The author gives a detailed report of 135 cases examined and treated in the ear department of the municipal hospital at Copenhagen. She says: "We will for the present use the term Morbus Menièri as designating a disease which, as far as the ear is concerned, shows itself by a varying function both of the acoustic and static part, and with regard to which it has been possible to exclude any specific etiology (such as syphilis, parototis, encephalitis, tumors, diabetes, nephritis, professional disease of the internal ear or disseminated sclerosis). The symptoms of this affection are, as far as the ear is concerned, partly subjective, and are as follows: giddiness, buzzings and deafness, and partly objective: acoustic and vestibular abnormalities found on detailed examination of the functions." The diction is good, considering that the author is writing in a language foreign to herself. The text is English but the summary

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