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October 22, 1892

THE OPERATION FOR EXCISION OF THE OSSICELA IN CHRONIC AURAL CATARRH WITH INSTANCE OF A FAILURE.Read before the Section of Laryngology and Otology, at the forty-third annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XIX(17):496-499. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420170020001h

Before taking up the subject matter of my paper I would like it to be distinctly understood that I intend casting no aspersions upon aural operative procedures. My standing upon this subject may perhaps be known. I refer more particularly to excision of the ossicles in chronic suppuration and in chronic aural catarrh. I have had marked success both previous to and since the one disastrous result which forms the nucleus of this paper.

Sexton, Burnett, Colles and others in this country do not mention any bad results, from the operation occurring in their practice. The latest article that I have seen relating to operative interference in chronic aural catarrh says: "With reference to surgical procedure I can truly say that in no case have I seen a bad result follow any of the operations, either immediately or subsequently, and in nearly all cases there has been a certain amount