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February 1927

PROGRESS IN OTOLARYNGOLOGYA Summary of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of OtolaryngologyANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE EARREVIEW OF THE LITERATURE FROM OCTOBER, 1925, TO OCTOBER, 1926

Arch Otolaryngol. 1927;5(2):168-187. doi:10.1001/archotol.1927.00600010180008

The recent studies on the anatomy and physiology of the ear have aroused the interest of otologists throughout the world. These studies are of prime importance not only to aurists but also to neurologists and ophthalmologists. There has not been any work published since the time of Bárány that has had more effect in producing this stimulus than the accounts from the Utrecht school of physiologists, notably that of Professors Magnus and deKleijn.

Clinical observations have added much that is of interest in the way of explanation of these physiologic points. The methods of clinical stimulation of the labyrinth are becoming more and more refined, that is to say, an attempt is made to avoid rudely shocking the sensorium of the labyrinth by using minimal stimuli, and from all accounts further refinements of the methods of examination will be adopted. It is not proposed to discard the present methods because

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