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November 1955

Advances in Otolaryngology.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1955;62(5):566. doi:10.1001/archotol.1955.03830050108016

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This second volume closely follows the principles of Volume I in that consideration has been given to the most recent thoughts, both from the diagnostic and therapeutic viewpoints, on problems that are faced by the otolaryngologist. Essentially three subjects are discussed: Ménière's symptom complex, inflammation and degenerative diseases of the peripheral cochlear and vestibular neurons, and, lastly, tumors of the cerebellopontine angle. Each subject is thoroughly reviewed and contains an extensive bibliography which bears directly upon the subject matter discussed. Each controversial issue is evaluated, and all deductions are crystallized so that the underlying pathologic condition, with its therapeutic potentialities, can easily be correlated.

Ménière's disease is discussed from the standpoint of symptomatology and pathology. Under the latter, the problem of variation of endolymphatic pressure and its influence on both vertigo and deafness is thoroughly evaluated. The authors also discuss the more recent theory of Lempert that there is a

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