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January 1929

CHICAGO LARYNGOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Regular Monthly Meeting, April 2, 1928

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;9(1):111-116. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620030121011

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Abstract

OTITIS MEDIA; CARCINOMA OF ANTRUM; TUMOR OF PHARYNX. DR. JOSEPH C. BECK.

The first patient was a woman, aged 23, who was first seen sixteen years before presentation. At that time she had an acute exacerbation of chronic otitis media, with subacute mastoiditis and cholesteatoma. The condition required immediate operation, and with the assistance of Dr. William Ballinger a Heath operation was performed on one side and a radical mastoid operation on the other.

The patient was presented to demonstrate the effects of the treatment. She could hear the whispered voice at a distance of 20 feet and the high tones with the audiogram were preserved. This was one of the few cases in which the Heath operation gave permanently successful results. The case was interesting also because ether anesthesia was used, and the patient developed an infective bronchitis which persisted at the time of presentation. She

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