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January 1958

Past and Present Treatment of Labyrinthitis Otogenes

Author Affiliations

Krakow, Poland

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;67(1):40-45. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730010044008

Those who attended congresses on labyrinthitis and otitis media about 1927 and those who currently studied the publications issued about that time will remember that at that period this subject presented very great difficulty, aroused the most vivid interest, and frequently provoked animated discussion. It demanded a broad basis of theoretical knowledge, together with a profound knowledge of laboratory and clinical practice. A thorough mastery of the whole problem was at that time in the nature of a test of otological education.

It is not possible in a short paper to mention even briefly the merits of those who gave the creative impulse to this subject. The mere enumeration of the standard names connected with labyrinthitis recalls and revivifies the problems connected with them: Alexander, Bárány, Blau, Barnick, Bondy, Bories, Beck, Briger, Brock, Brunner, Dohlman, Friedrich, Gerber, Gradenigo, Goerke, Gomperz, Grünberg, Güttick, Hinsberg, Holmgren, Hayman, Hegener, Habermann, Heine, Jansen, Karbowski,

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