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February 1925


Arch Otolaryngol. 1925;1(2):231-240. doi:10.1001/archotol.1925.00560010243013

Investigations in regard to the function of the otic labryinth have been carried on in many countries during the last decade and, as a result, our knowledge of the structures that it contains has made decided forward progress. This progress has given the term neuro-otology a significant meaning, and justifies the hope that the future will show an even closer association of otology and neurology. After all, otology is but a small though important subdivision of neurology. In this progress no investigations have been so illuminating, so pregnant of results as those which have come from the sustained activities of Professor Magnus 1 and his co-workers in Utrecht. We therefore welcome the recent published summary of their work on the Function of the Semicircular Canals and the Otolith Organs.

Such a summary is especially welcome since the original papers are scattered through many periodicals as far back as 1909. Its

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