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August 1941

AMERICAN LARYNGOLOGICAL, RHINOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY, MIDDLE SECTION, AND CHICAGO LARYNGOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(2):411-421. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040437017

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Abstract

An Evaluation of the Ménière Syndrome. Dr. W. E. Grove.  In 1861, almost seventy years ago, Ménière described a group of symptoms which he believed indicative of a separate disease entity. From the pathologic description of one of his cases, which came to autopsy, it would appear that in that particular case he was dealing with purulent labyrinthitis. His original description of the Ménière syndrome was classic and left little to be added by future clinicians.He described the sudden attack of vertigo without any apparent preceding illness, the recurrence of the attacks, the extreme prostration of the patient and the tendency of the attack to recur. He observed that tinnitus preceded the first attack, persisted between attacks, was often increased during the attack and was not influenced by pressure on the carotid. He noted the impaired hearing in one and sometimes in both ears, which began with the tinnitus

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