The intimate relationship between diseases of the middle ear and abnormal conditions in the nose and throat has furnished a theme rich in interest for the otologist on one hand, and no less attractive to the rhinologist on the other. Both have studied this relationship, which has strengthened as the work has progressed. The having former arbitrary separation of diseases of these organs having been outgrown, there has arisen between them a mutual dependence, of which reports of modern progress areofare full and convincing. That the nose is the seat of numerous predisposing causes of middleear diseases is generally admitted to-day, whereas a few years ago no such relationship was dreamed of. In the symposium under discussion, a consideration of climate which lost sight of the interdependence of affections of these mutually related organs would entirely fail in its comprehensiveness.
Permit me, at the very outset, to make it plain
PATTEE JJ. THE INFLUENCE OF CLIMATE ON MIDDLEEAR DISEASES AND THEIR PREDISPOSING CAUSES. JAMA. 1911;LVII(7):547–549. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080111007
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