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February 1944


Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(2):199. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010210016

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This is an excellent monograph. The author has given a clearcut discussion of the complicated problem of deafness and has presented the present day acceptance of causes, diagnostic criteria and therapeutic principles in a simple, easily understood manner. He has subdivided the subject into chapters dealing with (1) middle ear deafness, (2) otosclerosis, (3) progressive labyrinthitis, (4) congenital labyrinthitis, (5) deaf-mutism, (6) occupational deafness, (7) senile deafness, (8) toxic neuritis of the acoustic nerve, (9) syphilitic neurolabyrinthitis and (10) Ménière's disease.

The chapter on otosclerosis is noteworthy. The author includes all the modern concepts of the possible etiologic factors, and his discussion of treatment utilizes these factors with a frank evaluation of the results of therapy. He gives a detailed discussion of both the surgical principles and the surgical technic. The Lempert procedure with its recent modification (fenestra nov-ovalis) is given its proper evaluation.

The author has streamlined each chapter

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