In reviewing the literature on the topic assigned to me, I was struck with the difference in the type of papers published in different countries. Italians, Spaniards, Frenchmen and many of our own essayists are writing clinical papers mostly. Basic topics, the principles of which are accepted by scientific otologists, are the subjects under discussion by the German writers; fine points in the elucidation of these principles and the reasons underlying them are being worked out, with a resultant clearer understanding of them.
The Wittmaack school of thought on the theory and evolution of middle ear diseases is receiving considerable attention. There is hardly an issue of any German or other European periodical that does not take up some phase of the Wittmaack work. Wittmaack has revived considerable interest in the basic problems of acute and chronic suppuration, and those who have acquainted themselves with his work and with his
KOPETZKY SJ. ACUTE AND CHRONIC OTITIS MEDIA AND SINUS THROMBOSIS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1931;14(4):489–511. doi:10.1001/archotol.1931.03580020545010
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