A growing interest in the surgical treatment of otosclerosis is evident in the publication in 1939 of a larger number of articles dealing with this subject. The increased interest in Ménière's syndrome noted the previous year continued during 1939. The relation of vitamins to deafness received enough attention in 1939 to warrant a special section in this review.
As in previous summaries, I have directed my attention to articles which contribute something new to the knowledge of progressive deafness and in editorial comments, in parentheses, I have given my evaluation of many of the contributions. The material is reviewed in the following order:
Pathology and Etiology
Hereditary Nerve Deafness
Traumatic Nerve Deafness
Nerve Deafness from Infections
Nerve Deafness from Avitaminosis
Nerve Deafness from Other Causes
Treatment of Nerve Deafness
Pathology and Etiology.—Wittmaack1 contributes a valuable discussion of the histology of otosclerosis, which is of sufficient importance to warrant the following detailed abstract.
SHAMBAUGH GE. CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE DEAFNESS, INCLUDING OTOSCLEROSIS AND DISEASES OF THE INNER EAR. Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;33(3):436–474. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660030442013
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