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August 1956

Osteomyelitis of the Frontal Bone: Cumulative Information, X-Ray Interpretations, and a Study of Nine Selected Cases of Cranial Disease

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1956;64(2):108-117. doi:10.1001/archotol.1956.03830140024004

Perhaps my attitude toward osteomyelitis of the frontal bone has been too casual. In any case, I did not report three interesting cases of frontal osteitis that came to my attention four years ago; and I did not publish a series of such occurrences that had been under my observation for a long time.

These reflections, prompted by the analysis of some 35 references of osteomyelitis of the frontal bone, force me to recognize that my association with this disease—at least in a comparative way—has been more extensive than I had realized.

With all due respect to Drs. Mosher, Fred, Judd, Furstenberg, Maxwell, Bulson, Williams, Morrison, and others, I challenge anyone to read their dissertations on osteomyelitis of the frontal bone without sensing a certain feeling of inadequacy. Also, I have observed that our knowledge of "osteo" of the frontal bone has not progressed as has our know-how of "osteo"