Any new method of treatment for Ménière's syndrome is apt to be regarded askance, not without reason in view of the failure of most of the methods suggested so far to justify the high hopes which have been set on them at birth. The observations which follow are offered with the realization that, though the principle on which they are based has survived for two years and continues to prove satisfactory in practice, it is not therefore of necessity the whole answer to the problem. It is believed, however, that it may be at least part of it.
There are two outstanding reasons for the failure of any particular treatment to achieve its hoped-for results. One lies in laxity of diagnosis. Instead of keeping strictly to the strait and narrow path and demanding that only those cases which present the classic triad of symptoms of recurring vertigo, deafness and tinnitus
ATKINSON M. DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF MÉNIÈRE'S SYNDROME. Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(1):40–53. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030047004
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