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March 1944


Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(3):280-281. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010293013

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Anatomic Contributions of Vesalius to Otolaryngology. Presented by Dr. Irving S. Cutter, Dean Emeritus, Northwestern University Medical School (by invitation). 

Vitamins in Otolaryngology. Presented by Dr. H. B. Perlman.  In looking for a relationship between clinical otolaryngology and vitamin physiology the soundest approach is to study the clinical and the pathologic picture of each known deficiency state in man. If there is no evidence of disease of the ear, nose or throat in a known deficiency state, it does not seem reasonable to expect benefit for the diseased ear, nose and throat from that particular vitamin.While vitamin A deficiency in man has been widely studied, no characteristic otolaryngologic signs have been reported except occasionally metaplasia of the respiratory mucous membrane in children dying with such deficiency. Thiamine deficiency in man has been carefully studied. No otolaryngologic signs are reported.Nicotinic acid deficiency does produce characteristic lesions of the mouth,

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