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Article
June 1943

CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE DEAFNESS, INCLUDING OTOSCLEROSIS AND DISEASES OF THE INNER EAR

Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(6):856-881. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030871015
Abstract

The literature on chronic progressive deafness for 1941 includes important contributions on acoustic trauma and the use of prostigmine for deafness and an increased number of papers on the fenestration operation. As has been customary in this review, our editorial comments are in brackets, and only articles contributing something new are summarized. The literature is covered in the following order:

Otosclerosis

Symptoms and pathologic features

Treatment other than the fenestration operation

The fenestration operation

Chronic adhesive deafness

Primary nerve deafness

Traumatic nerve deafness

Nerve deafness from drugs

Nerve deafness from avitaminosis

Nerve deafness from miscellaneous causes

Treatment of nerve deafness

Ménière's syndrome

OTOSCLEROSIS  Symptoms and Pathologic Features.—Holmgren1 contributes an interesting article on the clinical symptoms in the external and the middle ear in cases of otosclerosis. The absence of cerumen in cases of far advanced otosclerosis was observed by Toynbee as early as 1860. Leesen found the auditory canal free

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