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May 7, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(19):1498. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680450042025

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The National Congress of Otoneuro-Ophthalmology  The second congress of the Società italiana di otoneurooftalmologia was held in Rome.Professor Barré presented a study on methods of exploring the vestibular apparatus, which he undertook for the purpose of unifying the technic and likewise the exposition of the subject in the textbooks. In his opinion, there is no such thing as a true cerebellar vertigo, nor a nystagmus of pure cerebellar origin. He passed in review the clinical tests commonly used to detect disturbances of the static muscular tonus, namely, the "extended arms test," Bárány's pointing test, and examination of nystagmus, and suggested certain refinements and modifications in their application on the basis of his experience. It is necessary, he said, to apply separately the three ordinary tests in examining the functioning of the labyrinth, since each test has a significant bearing in determining the final result. In all three tests the

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