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Since the impact of sulfonamides and antibiotics on the pathology, course, and complications of otitic diseases, there has occurred a marked change in the concept of otology. Realizing that many of the pathologic entities that existed previously are rarely observed today, Lüscher has presented a book on otology in which only secondary emphasis is placed on the acute suppurative conditions and their complications; primary interest is stressed in the newer concepts of the physiology of hearing, the importance of prevention of deafness, the significance of pathology and treatment of otosclerosis, and the evaluation of disturbances of the internal ear.
The first chapter deals with the general anatomy of the ear and its intimate relationship with the central nervous system. The second chapter deals with the physiology of the ear and also a detailed discussion of audiology and the static labyrinth. The third chapter deals with a routine examination of the
Lehrbuch der Ohrenheilkunde. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;59(1):131–132. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00710050143022
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