When you did me the honor to invite me to address this Section I thought tympano-mastoiditis in children might be an appropriate subject to open a discussion on that part of otology, which, at present, receives the greatest attention—the surgery of the tympano-mastoid.
Like others, I have found the affections of the tympanomastoid particularly difficult to manage in children. Not only the difficulty of the subject, gentlemen, but also its paramount importance, determined me to submit some remarks for your consideration. As to the importance I need only repeat what has often been said, viz., mat he who has no hereditary tendency to deafness and guards his hearing organ safe through all the diseases of childhood, is almost immune from ear trouble in after life. What causes the management of ear disease in childhood to be so difficult and irksome? This question leads one to the etiology of ear disease.
KNAPP H. SUPPURATIVE TYMPANO-MASTOIDITIS IN CHILDREN. JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(8):494–495. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470080016001d
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