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March 1954

OTOSCLEROSIS IN IDENTICAL TWINS: Correction of the Number of Pairs Heretofore Reported and Report of an Additional (the Seventeenth) Pair

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AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;59(3):316-318. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00710050328007

OTOSCLEROSIS is rare in identical twins. In 1950, Juers1 presented an excellent review, which is the most recently published report of cases of otosclerosis in identical twins. In this article, in addition to a general review of the subject, Juers stated that there had been, up to that time, reported in the literature 15 sets of identical twins with a diagnosis of clinical otosclerosis. He then presented

Fig. 1.—Identical twins: twin A (Mrs. A. S.), on left, and twin B (Mrs. A. F.).

a report of 2 additional sets of identical twins with this diagnosis, presumably bringing the count up to 17. In reviewing the previously reported cases for this article, I noted that one of the sets reported by Fowler2 had earlier been reported by Shambaugh.3 This fact was overlooked by Juers in his report, and hence there was a duplication in the count reported by

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