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August 1961


Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;74(2):129. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740030134001

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This issue of the Archives appears on the 126th birthday of Adam Politzer, generally regarded as the greatest of teachers of Otology. For many years, his textbook of Otology continued to be the classic. He is equally well known for his method of inflating the Eustachian tube, and for his demonstration that the true pathology of otosclerosis is a primary bone disease of the labyrinth capsule rather than a sclerosis of the middle ear mucosa. Politzer was the teacher of a long list of distinguished Otologists and Otolaryngologists, including Dr. Frank Lederer, Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Illinois, who has written the tribute that is published in this issue.

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