A new publication appeared in 1942, The Quarterly Review of Otolaryngology. All available articles in all languages are abstracted promptly and competently. It is a publication for which one should be thankful, although it tempts one to forget that no abstract ever takes the place of the study of the original article.
Another event of great importance to the otolaryngologist was the introduction of penicillin. To quote Crowe and co-workers:1
... We otolaryngologists should squarely face the fact that a new era has dawned for our specialty. The sulfonamides, gramicidin and penicillin are only the beginning, but they have worked marvelous cures in many cases which in the past could not have been achieved with surgery alone. Other and even more efficient remedies are sure to follow.
The difference of opinion as to the advisability of using chemotherapy in every case of acute otitis media is still present. Some
DYSART BR. OTITIS MEDIA AND COMPLICATIONS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(1):87–96. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010096008
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