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July 1935

Progress in Otolaryngology: Summaries of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Otolaryngology: CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE DEAFNESS, INCLUDING OTOSCLEROSIS AND DISEASES OF THE INNER EAR

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Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(1):99-117. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030110009

In 1934 there was rather more than the usual number of articles dealing with this phase of the otologic field. As usual they varied widely in quality, and some were of unusual interest.

Macleod Yearsley,1 in a monograph dealing with otosclerosis, develops his theory that otosclerosis is caused in part at least by intestinal toxemia. The study is based on the analysis of 100 cases. He points out that otosclerosis is usually first noticed during the period of active growth. Roughly 60 per cent of the cases occur among females. There was a history of deafness in the family in 55 of the 100 cases. In discussing the pathologic anatomy the author lays stress on a point emphasized by Gray several years ago that as yet no one has examined the cerebral cortex and the nuclei of the medulla in a case of otosclerosis. This is a gap in

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