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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

Author Affiliations

Rochester, N. Y.
Consultant to the Faculty, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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"

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