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February 1942

ACUTE SURGICAL MASTOIDITIS: REVIEW OF CASES, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO POSTOPERATIVE HEARING AND TO THE ROLE OF SULFANILAMIDE AND ITS DERIVATIVES IN THERAPY

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MINNEAPOLIS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1942;35(2):250-266. doi:10.1001/archotol.1942.00670010252004
Abstract

A study of acute surgical mastoiditis at the University of Minnesota Hospitals is presented here. It was based on two groups of case records. The first of these was analyzed for data pertaining to incidence and covers the period from 1929 to 1939. The second group comprised the records of 298 patients treated during a four year period, from 1936 to 1940. A detailed analysis of the second group takes in several factors, including

especially postoperative hearing ability and the effect of sulfanilamide and its derivatives on therapy. A report by Boies1 in 1936 covered the 240 cases immediately preceding this group.

The series presented here is not large. The percentile figures would probably not hold with complete accuracy if compared with those based on a larger group. It is thought that they do indicate trends. Hence, they are included.

INCIDENCE  The incidence of acute surgical mastoiditis at

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