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June 1941

COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, PHILADELPHIA, SECTION ON OTOLARYNGOLOGY, AND PHILADELPHIA PEDIATRIC SOCIETY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;33(6):1105-1107. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660031116018

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Abstract

Infections of the Middle Ear as Related to Other Respiratory Infections.Dr. George S. Frauenberger.  (The presentations were from the Central Institute and the National Forum for Deafness.)Of the 2,529 patients admitted to the Inpatient Department of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, in 1939, 320 (13 per cent) had otitis media. Of this group 126 had acute purulent otitis media. The cases of these patients were selected for review. Cases of patients with contagious diseases were not included in the group.The highest incidence of acute infection of the middle ear occurred from January to May, during which period 85 of the group were admitted. The majority (110 patients) were under 5 years of age, and 49 were under 2 years of age. The group included 77 boys and 49 girls, of whom 96 were white children and 30 were Negroes. Cultures of purulent discharge taken from the external auditory

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