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December 31, 1932

SOME STUDIES ON MIDDLE EAR INFECTION

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PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1932;99(27):2241-2247. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740790011004
Abstract

Analysis of the results of research in some of the major practical problems of otolaryngology, and review of the literature pertaining thereto, is convincing on one point. In the vast array of widely divergent therapeutic measures, all the varied practical procedures evolved by investigators of merit would seem to have had a modicum of success, and their advocacy is sincere. This applies to the two great problems of otology—progressive deafness and chronic middle ear infection, with their traveling companion, tinnitus aurium—whether such measures are routine palliative, surgical, or on the broader basis of biochemistry, endocrine imbalance or allergy.

The purpose of this contribution is simply to present some further studies and opinions on the practical treatment of persistent middle ear infection. The groups studied are not large, and for purposes of this study a separate classification of the true otorrheas and ears presenting persistently recurrent discharge has not been made.

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