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August 14, 1915

SYPHILIS OF THE INTERNAL EAR (HEREDITARY)

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LOS ANGELES

JAMA. 1915;LXV(7):607-608. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580070041011
Abstract

The patient, a girl, aged 20, was referred Dec. 18, 1914, on account of dizziness, deafness and noises in both ears. The dizziness dated back four months and of late had grown worse. The dizziness was not attributed to the ears. Four years ago there was slight roaring and very slight deafness in the right ear for which she was treated in the East and apparently cured. A year ago noises of a roaring character, and deafness, again began in the right ear and a little dizziness was noticed. In September, 1914, deafness and noises in the left ear appeared with severe spells of dizziness. This gradually grew worse until at the time of consultation she was almost totally deaf in the left ear. The patient claims that she has had, during the past year, attacks of deafness that were as severe as the present deafness, but that they would

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