This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
No apology is needed for proposing any new methods of treating a disease so intractable, in many cases, as chronic suppuration of the middle ear. That the methods about to be mentioned, in connection with a few cases cited, give miraculous results, are superior to all others or are applicable to every case, I am far from claiming, but they have certainly proved efficacious in some instances. A few cases will serve to illustrate these methods (perhaps more properly called modifications of one general method).
Case 1.—Miss P., Indianapolis; nurse, aged 34, came to me Oct. 25, 1892, with history of pain in right ear for about a week. Had been treated for nasal catarrh for nearly a year by a competent specialist. No physical signs of phthisis discovered, but stated that she had had several hemorrhages. Bone conduction was better than air conduction. Watch heard but two inches from
HEATH FC. SOME NEW METHODS OF TREATING CHRONIC SUPPURATIVE OTITIS MEDIA.Read in the Section on Laryngology and Otology, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association. JAMA. 1893;XXI(21):763–764. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420730013002b
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: