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October 8, 1887

SOME OF THE CAUSES OF NON-SUPPURATIVE DISEASES OF THE MIDDLE EAR, AND SOME OF THE BEST METHODS OF REMOVING THEM.Read before the Chicago Medical Society, August, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;IX(15):461-463. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400140013001d

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Abstract

That the nose, throat and ears are closely related anatomically, physiologically and pathologically is a fact that needs no demonstration at my hands. But, that most of the non-suppurative inflammations of the middle ear originate in the diseases of the nasal and post-nasal region is as trite a fact, but not as generally recognized by most practitioners. And even many aurists have yet to learn that the way to most successfully treat many of these non-suppurative diseases of the middle ear and the resulting loss of hearing, is by a thorough, skilful treatment of the diseases of the nose and throat. I know of few other conditions, in this line of practice, in which the results of surgical interference and treatment are more apparent and gratifying to both physician and patient, notwithstanding the fact that a well-known author, in a recent work on diseases of the ear, says that the

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