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Society Transactions
January 1941

MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY: Cases Selected from the Regular Weekly Clinical Meetings from April 1 to July 31, 1940

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;33(1):138-142. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660030139013

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Abstract

Chronic Bilateral Suppurative Hemorrhagic Otitis Media with Meningitis and Temporal Lobe Abscess.Dr. M. H. Lurie, Dr. R. L. Goodale and Dr. E. C. Slaughter.  Dr. E. C. Slaughter: A woman aged 34 was admitted to the hospital April 11, 1940 with a history of bilateral chronic aural discharge of twenty-two years' duration. Two weeks before admission she had had earache, and headache on the left side. Twenty-four hours previous to admission she had had left frontal headache in the morning; in the evening she had had nausea and vomiting. The morning of admission she had headache and a stiff neck. There were 10,000 cells in the spinal fluid, and she was irrational and thrashing about. Roentgenograms showed sclerosed mastoids with a questionable enlargement of the antrum on the left side. For this reason a radical operation was done on the left side. One week after the operation she showed localizing

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