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February 1929

Progress in Otolaryngology: A Summary of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Otolaryngology: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE EAR: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE FROM OCTOBER, 1927, TO OCTOBER, 1928

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;9(2):188-218. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620030202009

The continued progress in the study of physiology of the labyrinth, while of great interest and importance, has not produced any more practical information than what has been presented in my previous summaries. The theories of hearing are still retained, while the old ones are refreshed to apply to the new facts of recent experimentation.

For information concerning the labyrinth, Bárány's tests are still employed, supplemented occasionally by modified methods, yet essentially Bárány tests. No really reliable and universally acknowledged method of testing the otolith apparatus has as yet been presented, though Tweedie, Quix, Versteegh and others have published tests which have some practical value.

Unfortunate indeed is the otologic world to have lost the services and inspiration of Professor Magnus of Utrecht. For many years the impulse given to the study of the labyrinth and vestibular tracts was chiefly due to his presentations dealing with the physiology of the