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August 13, 1932

Initiation aux examens courants de la gorge, du nez et des oreilles.

JAMA. 1932;99(7):585-586. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740590065036

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After some general advice regarding the proper attitude toward patients, the author suggests some principles of examination of the throat and the larynx. With reference to the latter, the various types of indirect as well as direct methods are discussed. This is followed by two chapters on rhinoscopy both anterior and posterior. Considerable attention is given to the examination of the sinuses and the method of puncturing the antrum of Highmore. Examination of and methods of inflation of the eustachian tube are the subjects next discussed. This is followed by a general description of the methods of examination of the ear, with reference in particular to the external parts. The function of the internal ear is then discussed from the standpoint of the examination of audition, followed by vestibular tests. The usual tuning fork tests are mentioned as well as the use of the monochord. Examination of the vestibular apparatus

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