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February 1929

THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE INFECTIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAR AND THE PREVENTION OF MASTOIDITIS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;9(2):185-187. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620030199008
Abstract

In March, 1924, at the suggestion of a prominent otologist, I. Friesner, I published a report of what I then believed, and have since found, to be an effective method for the treatment of patients with acute infections of the middle ear and for the prevention of mastoiditis.1

It is now seven years since I have begun to use this method, and I am able to report that in a series of 1,200 cases, the results were so gratifying that none can deny that it surpasses all other forms of treatment hitherto devised. Only nineteen patients of this series were operated on for involvement of the mastoid ; six came to me after from four to six weeks of illness (the use of my method here was out of question), and they showed all the typical signs of mastoiditis; five of the remaining thirteen were cases in which there had

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