Although this subject has been presented by many during the past three years, I desire to give a brief summary of the work done along this line and add a few deductions of my own as a result of the examination of some 293 cases of syphilis, most of them in the first and second stages of the disease. During the year ending June 30, 1914, I examined these cases at the Ohrenklinik in Vienna under Professor Urbantschitsch and have tabulated my notes and appended them to this article for reference.
These cases were all referred to the Ohrenklinik from the skin clinics of Finger, Riehl and Ehrmann for otiatric examination prior to the administration of salvarsan, as great stress is laid on the aural contraindication in Vienna and great caution is taken to have a careful otiatric examination made previous to the injection.
The majority of patients examined were
WILLCUTT GH. DISTURBANCES OF THE ACOUSTIC NERVE: IN THE EARLY STAGES OF SYPHILIS. JAMA. 1915;LXV(7):602–606. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580070036010
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