It has always seemed to me that of all the problems presented in the practice of medicine those concerning general invasions of the system are by far the most interesting. Discounting the bias that may naturally be ascribed to me, I believe that the problems of general invasions of otitic origin are second to none in interest. This subject has many ramifications; for a number of years I have been concerned chiefly with the practical side.
For a great deal of the data that I am presenting I must quote freely from Dr. Libman, who perhaps more than any other man in America has consistently contributed to the scientific aspect of this subject. I realize that perhaps this division with its attendant nomenclature may not be correct. I hope that it will not be offensive, but as it is obvious that the otologists bear the onus of this
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