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September 1961

Editorial Comment

Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;74(3):255. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740030262004

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The effectiveness of any surgical procedure for the improvement of hearing can be validated only by careful preoperative and postoperative measurements. "Finger surgery" for progressive deafness has been utilized by one individual for many years with considerable publicity in the lay press from time to time. In fact, in the United States, finger surgery for progressive deafness antedated the fenestration operation by a number of years.

The following very interesting report by Dr. Willeford which applies careful preoperative and postoperative audiometric measurements to this method of treatment requires no further editorial comment.

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