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September 1929

Progress in Otolaryngology: A Summary of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Otolaryngology: ACUTE AND CHRONIC OTITIS MEDIA AND SINUS THROMBOSIS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(3):302-313. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620060098012

The literature dealing with my topic is less rich than usual this year. While many interesting cases are reported, few of them contribute any new data. Many of the recorders concern themselves with a restatement of therapeutic measures which are already well known; and while this makes a valuable record of divers experiences with the curative agents at our command, it does not furnish suitable material for a survey concerning itself with the progress made in otology.


Heretofore, it has been held that the course of an acute infection of the middle ear is determined to a great extent by the anatomic development of the temporal bone and the nature of the invading organism. While the character and virulence of the hostile organism and the nature of the terrain attacked must inevitably, influence the outcome of a case, Wirth1 has questioned the prognostic value

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