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June 1929

PROGRESSIVE DEAFNESS, OTOSCLEROSIS AND DISEASE OF THE LABYRINTHA REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE OF 1928

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;9(6):659-676. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620030691012
Abstract

Leeson1 contributed a paper on the clinical aspect of otosclerosis based on a study of 1,015 cases from the records of the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, and from those of the private cases of Dr. J. S. Fraser. Seventy-three per cent of the cases occurred in females and 27 per cent in males. The age of onset was recorded in 1,007 cases. In 290 cases the patients were under 20, in 298 cases from 20 to 30, and in 419 cases over 30 years of age. A definite history of family deafness was obtained in 36 per cent. Fifty-three females stated that the deafness had become distinctly worse since pregnancy. There was deafness in 1,003 cases and marked tinnitus in 644 cases. Giddiness was reported by seventy-four and neuralgic pain by sixty-one patients. The drumhead was normal in 910 patients, or 80 per cent, and in 114 the

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