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February 6, 1892

Deafness and Discharge from the Ear.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(6):181. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411100029013

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In this small work Dr. Sexton again advances his claim for the efficiency of the operation of removal of the malleus or the malleus and incus together in the treatment of those obstinate conditions, chronic non-suppurative and chronic suppurative inflammation of the middle ear.

He supports his claim by numerous instances of partial and complete success that his own experience has afforded him, although it must be stated that in many of them the report of the condition of the parts before operation is not as complete as could be desired.

If this operation of removal of the ossicles will keep the drum membrane perforate in chronic non-suppurative inflammation of the middle ear, it should be more widely known.

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