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Article
July 1941

A SIMPLE TECHNIC FOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE DRUM HEAD

Author Affiliations

WASHINGTON, D. C.
From the Otolaryngologic Clinic of the Episcopal Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(1):7-NP. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040015002
Abstract

In the past few years there has been a considerable increase in the utilization of color photography by members of the medical profession. In every specialty, particularly in those fields dealing with the body cavities, technics have been and are being evolved which best solve the particular problems that the photographing of these cavities presents. Because the photographic technician cannot be expected to understand the anatomic intricacies of some of these cavities, it has become necessary for the physician to help solve some of the technical problems involved.

The drum head in particular, because of its size and anatomic position, has proved itself a rather difficult structure to photograph. A review of the literature has failed to reveal any reference to photography of this membrane. However, recently the very obstacles encountered have apparently stimulated many otolaryngologists in that direction. In presenting an exhibit of photographs of the drum head at

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