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September 15, 1928

Innere Sekretion und Krankheiten des Ohres und der oberen Luft- und Seisewege.

JAMA. 1928;91(11):824. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700110056035

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This monograph is taken from the third volume of the Handbuch der inneren Sekretion, published by Dr. Max Hirsch, Berlin. During the last ten or fifteen years, endocrinology has aroused a great deal of interest and, as stated by the author, much less attention has been given to the influence of the organs of internal secretion on the ear, nose and throat than on most other parts of the body. This brochure covers the ear, nose, nasal accessory sinuses, larynx, trachea and esophagus, as affected by such diseases as endemic cretinism, myxedema, acromegaly, otosclerosis and diabetes mellitus. It takes up in a systematic manner each separate section, and so far as possible gives an historical review of the pathology, histologic anatomy and therapy. In endemic cretinism, functional testing of hearing in the vast majority of cases shows the symptom complex of an inner ear involvement, with shortening of bone conduction,

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