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November 1938

AMERICAN OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(5):830-838. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040842011

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Abstract

Thursday Morning Session, May 5 

Address of President: The Results of the Experimental Feeding and Injecting of Quinine on the Middle and Internal Ear of the Guinea Pig. Dr. Harris P. Mosher, Boston.  Small hemorrhages are commonly found in the basal whorl in the scala tympani. Four or five control animals showed this condition. Hemorrhage in connection with the administration of a drug, can be laid to the drug only when the blood vessels of the cochlea are congested. When there is extensive hemorrhage in the cochlea, serial sections show that it often overlies a blood vessel. This explanation is more satisfactory than the commonly held belief that the blood reaches the cochlea from the cranial cavity and is an artefact.The cochlear aqueduct is filled with a fine network of fibrous tissue and acts as a sieve. When there is much blood in the basal whorl of the cochlea,

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