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July 1929

ACUTE SUPPURATION OF THE TEMPORAL BONE: REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Department of Otolaryngology, Rush Medical College.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(1):21-31. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620040031003
Abstract

This case is of interest because: (a) the patient developed abscess of the brain and meningitis sixteen days after the onset of acute otitis media; (b) autopsy was performed on the thirtieth day from the time of onset, and (c) microscopic examination was made of the diseased temporal bone. Dr. J. F. Dickson of Portland, Ore., and Dr. Brunner of Vienna provided the history and temporal bone of the patient, and Dr. Shambaugh of Chicago turned the bone over to me.

REPORT OF CASE

Mrs. T., aged 37, married, with two children, had an uneventful childhood with no serious illness. She had all the common diseases except measles, which she developed in April, 1927. On June 30, 1927, she complained of a rough feeling in the pharynx. On July 2, there was a slight pain in the right ear, which increased the next day. Ringing was noticed in both ears,

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