In the routine examination of a patient in the clinic for diseases of the ear, nose and throat at the Station Hospital, Fort Hayes, a peculiar formation or growth in the external canal of the right ear was found. When a portion of this growth was subjected to bacteriologic examination, it was found to consist of colonies of Streptomyces albus, according to the recent classification of Waksman and Henrici.1
REPORT OF A CASE
The patient was a white man aged 38 years, born and reared on a farm in southern Ohio. He stated that the onset of his ear trouble dated back to December in the year 1932. At that time, while he was hunting rabbits, his right ear drum was perforated by a twig entering the ear when he suddenly turned his head to the right. On the same day he reported to his family physician, who instilled a
ODOM SG, RODENBERG EJ, SCHAIN P. STREPTOMYCES (ACTINOMYCES) ALBUS IN THE EAR. Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(2):137–143. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010148003
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