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June 3, 1939

Die fetale und postfetale Tuba Eustachii: Anatomisch-histologische Untersuchungen

JAMA. 1939;112(22):2355. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800220121030

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Here is a richly illustrated work devoted chiefly to a study, anatomic and microscopic, of the eustachian tube. The author has covered his ground with a thoroughness reminiscent of the prewar Teutonic school. He gives the history of previous investigations and a summary of present knowledge of the eustachian tube. A discussion of points of embryologic interest, a survey of comparative anatomic details and a review of current notions relative to the physiology of the eustachian tube are presented. The author's material was human and animal, chiefly human and obtained from several dozen fetuses ranging in age from 5 to 10 months and from about sixty-five infants, children and adults. With great detail he discusses the anatomy and histology of the eustachian tube in the light of his observations, leaving, it would appear, little else to be done. For the anatomist and perhaps the otologist deeply interested in the subject,

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