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August 1940


Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(2):341-375. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020344012

The literature for the past year seems to indicate a more noticeable interest in diagnosis than heretofore. It is apparent that increasing knowledge of the physiology of the mucous membrane together with observations on the failure of therapy in a certain proportion of cases accounts for the desire to know more about the underlying pathogenesis of sinus disease together with the reaction of the tissues to endogenous as well as exogenous influences. Procedures which will aid in the evaluation of the degree and extent of the disease under observation are being studied with keen interest, and there is still much room for advance in this field. Planography or body section roentgenography is coming to the fore and will undoubtedly play a new and helpful role in future diagnosis.

ANATOMY AND EMBRYOLOGY  Bauermeister1 based his studies on sagittal sections of anthropoid skulls, employing the material in the Kiel Anthropological Institute and