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Otologic
May 1962

Experimental Tobacco Poisoning: Resultant Structural Modifications of the Cochlea and Tuba Acustica

Arch Otolaryngol. 1962;75(5):386-396. doi:10.1001/archotol.1962.00740040397002
Abstract

The negative effect of tobacco on the human body has already been extensively demonstrated. Information of general and specialized interest1-4 and historical notes on this subject4 have already been mentioned in our previous articles.

Bibliographic Information  Many studies have been published with regard to the action of tobacco smoke on the human organism, and the bibliography has already been reported by us elsewhere. We here merely recall some very recent articles5,6 and reports of medical congresses7 illustrating the great interest of modern research workers in this subject.Damage to the hearing function in tobacco smokers has been reported from as far back as the middle of the nineteenth century and from the very first years of the present century.8-11 As regards the symptoms, general hearing disturbances12-14 have been observed along with deficient hearing, buzzing in the ears,15 and a distinctly perceptive deficit with

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