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December 1939

CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE DEAFNESS, INCLUDING OTOSCLEROSIS AND DISEASES OF THE INNER EAR

Arch Otolaryngol. 1939;30(6):999-1036. doi:10.1001/archotol.1939.00650061078015
Abstract

The most important contribution on otosclerosis for 1938 is the report of the restoration of serviceable hearing in a large proportion of patients operated on by a new surgical procedure. An unusual number of excellent contributions on Ménière's disease appeared in the world literature for 1938.

An attempt is made in this summary to include only articles which bring something new to the knowledge of progressive deafness. My editorial comments are in brackets. The material is arranged, as in last year's summary, in the following order:

  • Pathology and Etiology

  • Treatment

  • Pathology of Nerve Deafness

  • Hereditary Nerve Deafness

  • Traumatic Nerve Deafness

  • Nerve Deafness from Drugs

  • Nerve Deafness from Infections

  • Nerve Deafness from Allergy

  • Nerve Deafness from Miscellaneous Causes

  • Treatment of Nerve Deafness

  • Ménière's Syndrome

OTOSCLEROSIS  Pathology and Etiology.—Nager and Fraser1 describe the unusual finding of formation of new bone in the scala tympani in 6 otosclerotic patients. They call attention to the fact that as

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