[Skip to Navigation]
Sign In
December 19, 1896


Author Affiliations

Professor of Otology in the Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Laryngologist and Rhinologist to the Michael Reese Hospital, Surgeon to the Dispensary of the Michael Reese Hospital in the Department for Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear, Laryngologist to the Passavant Memorial (Emergency) Hospital. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(25):1284-1289. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02431030020002f

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


It is not going too far to say that the treatment of acute middle ear disease largely in vogue today is, in many ways, nothing more nor less than an elaboration of that which was recommended for the same condition by our great medical genius Hippocrates more than 2,000 years ago. It would seem that ever since those ancient days, our medical fathers have striven to establish, in a more or less empirical way, their individuality upon the most remote minutiæ. For instance, on one side we have a large group of those who believed in cold, on another those who believed in hot applications. As a third class we may array those who strove to establish the proper indications for the employment of both heat and cold. And then on every hand our attention is arrested by the eternal "drop," from milk (preferably woman's milk), hyssopum, ox-gall, camomile tea,

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
Add or change institution