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October 3, 1896

OTO-MASSAGE IN SUPPURATION OF THE EAR; ITS VALUE FOR THE RELIEF OF DEAFNESS AND IN THE TREATMENT OF THE SUPPURATION.

Author Affiliations

Surgeon to the Pennsylvania Eye and Ear Infirmary; Nose and Throat Physician to the Odd Fellows' Home; Late Chief of the Eye Clinic of the German Hospital, etc. PHILADELPHIA, PA.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(14):725-727. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430920001001

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Abstract

Upon several occasions I have presented various aspects of oto-massage, but, beyond having noted in one of my papers that I considered the deafness occasioned by suppurative disease of the middle ear peculiarly favorable in its reaction to massage, I have not publicly considered suppurative disease in connection with the subject. I have often been asked the value of the method in the deafness and tinnitus, the results of suppurative disease. On expressing my opinion that it was of especial value in both conditions, I have naturally been lead to explain why this was the case.

In considering the value of massage in the treatment of cases of suppurative disease or of the defects from suppurative disease, the subject naturally divides itself into two parts: 1, the consideration of its application and value in cases undergoing suppuration; 2, its importance in those in which the suppuration has ceased, deafness being

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