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Article
October 1938

PURULENT OTITIS MEDIA, SINUS THROMBOSIS AND SUPPURATION OF THE PETROUS PYRAMID: ACUTE AND CHRONIC FORMS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Department of Otolaryngology, Beth Israel Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(4):626-648. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040637012
Abstract

The perusal of the literature for the year under review gives little new material in the way of fundamentals. The literature is replete with clinical material which adds little to the sum of knowledge, and one is puzzled even to find the raison d'être for some of the case reports, since they settle no questions and too often only reiterate accepted facts and customary procedures. In the European field there seems to be absence of intense scientific activity. What little is coming from the university centers is still signed with some well established names. Having continuously studied the foreign literature for years in preparing these surveys, I am struck with the absence of that "docent activity" which formerly was the evident groundwork on which distinguished careers in otolaryngology were built. The Russians are still discussing questions the rest of the occidental scientific world considers settled, and the Japanese are doing

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