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November 18, 1893

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.

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JAMA. 1893;XXI(21):763-764. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420730013002b

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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

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