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February 1961

The Structure and Function of the Middle Ear.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;73(2):248. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740020254012

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At last scientific investigations of the anatomy and physiology of the middle ear as it relates to hearing are becoming the order of the day.

This book forms a worthy companion to Kobrak's work in this field and is a welcome addition to the otologist's working tools.

The effort to correlate the modus operandi of models and the actual structures is most worthy, but to the reviewer there always remains a vestige of doubt whether the analogies set up are truly definitive, since he seems to find in each model an artifact produced to illustrate a concept rather than a concept derived from observed facts. But since this is apparently the route that must be followed at the present, this particular work represents a genuine advance. This is particularly true in those models devised to reproduce the lines of stress produced in the ossicles.

The English is classically fluent and

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