Currently available methods for the conservative treatment of chronic otitis media make possible a striking improvement in results. Important advances made in therapeutic agents justify a critical review of the types of treatment. Persons with chronically discharging ears have lowered efficiency and a prognosis of a shorter life span. The national emergency requires that measures be taken for the preservation and restoration of auditory acuity.
Treatment of chronically infected ears with specific indications for surgical intervention constitutes another chapter of therapy.
A group of patients has been chosen to form a basis for the present discussion. They were selected from a larger group observed in private practice and in hospital and university clinics because they presented specific types of lesions of the middle ear. Accurate observations on progress and a precise tabulation of results were possible because of the variety of the lesions represented and the intelligent cooperation of the
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