My survey this year reveals that most of the recorded observations are concerned with clinical studies. It is apparent from these surveys, which I have conducted for a number of years, that a clearer comprehension of surgical pathology is generally held. The knowledge that the lesion is profoundly influenced by the tissue on which it develops has been won, and the larger part of the studies published are concerned with the application of surgery to these recently acquired fundamentals.
PROBLEMS CONCERNED WITH ACUTE LESIONS
Pneumatization.—Everywhere the question of pneumatization of the temporal bone is being studied. The implications derived from knowledge gained of the structure of the bone on which the pathologic lesion builds itself are becoming clearer. No one even casually reading through current literature can fail to be impressed with the evolution of ideas which the work of Wittmaack has made possible, and the changes in pathologic
KOPETZKY SJ. ACUTE AND CHRONIC OTITIS MEDIA, SINUS THROMBOSIS AND PETROSAL PYRAMID SUPPURATION. Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;18(3):344–368. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03580060366012
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