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TUESDAY, MAY 5
(Discussion on papers by Drs. Beck and Mosher, presented at previous session)
DR. GOLDSTEIN: It occurred to me when making observations of a more technical character, and when I read, about sixteen years ago, of the cosmetic work in surgery of the ear, that most of these defects are really concerned with the external ear and canal, rather than with the middle ear and cavity of the labyrinth. I think there might be come anatomic explanation in this disparity of the anomalies. The labyrinth, ossicles and annulus are in the bigger centers of ossification of the body and at birth they are fully grown bone structures, that is, at birth they are in the same state of development as they are in later life. External deformities are developed before birth, and these engage the attention of investigators much more frequently than those of
EUGENE A. CROCKETT. AMERICAN OTOLOGICAL SOCIETYFifty-Eighth Annual Meeting held in Washington, D. C., May 4 and 5, 1925. Arch Otolaryngol. 1925;2(4):400–416. doi:10.1001/archotol.1925.00570010420013