THIS study of chronic suppurative otitis media at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf includes the causes, the physical findings, the degree and the kind of deafness, various forms of nonoperative treatment and their value, and the relationship of nasal, bacterial and roentgen findings to the disease.
The children reside at the school, where there are ample facilities for examination and treatment and where the living conditions of all are similar. One of us (M. F. V.) also lived at the school.
Each patient was seen and treated almost daily. The appearance of the ears, the amount of discharge, the nasal condition and other data were recorded, and treatment was administered. Most of the children had been at the school for several years. Hence there were available records of their past health and treatment. Because of these special conditions, though the number of cases is small, the observations made and
HITSCHLER WJ, VASTINE MF. A STUDY OF CHRONIC SUPPURATIVE OTITIS MEDIA AT THE PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF. Arch Otolaryngol. 1946;43(3):226–242. doi:10.1001/archotol.1946.00680050241003
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