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August 1946


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1946;44(2):223-237. doi:10.1001/archotol.1946.00680060240014

NUMEROUS articles in 1944 appeared concerning the use of the sulfonamide drugs, and a few reports were made on the use of penicillin. Foreign publications are still hard to obtain. Some articles are quoted and commented on under several headings. Editorial comments appear in brackets.

DIAGNOSIS  Danelius1 advises the technic of Mayer to show the mastoid antrum, attic and tympanic cavity. This view is valuable in suspected attic cholesteatoma and chronic otitis media. [He has offered the best description I have seen of this technically difficult Mayer position.]Lindsay2 uses the Stenver position to visualize the posterior group of cells in the petrous pyramid except for the small group of cases in which a group of cells lies between the aquaeductus endolymphaticus and the posterior cranial fossa. This group, 5 to 10 per cent of the cases of petrositis, requires an occipital projection. The anterior group of cells, extending from

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