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October 1958

Maladies de l'oreille interne et oto-neurologie.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;68(4):527-528. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730020547021

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This timely book presents a comprehensive discussion of the diseases of the internal ear and neurootology. It is divided in three sections, the first of which deals with anatomy, physiology, and the various diagnostic procedures of the vestibule and the cochlea. There is a detailed discussion of embryology, histology, and the neuroanatomy of these two organs. Under physiology there is a review of the recent experimental work on both man and animals. The various tests, both vestibular and cochlear, are described in detail, giving their significance, importance, and their relation to normal and diseased patterns.

The second section deals with pathologic conditions of a peripheral nature. This includes a chapter on endolabyrinthitis due to trauma, inflammatory conditions, vascular disturbances, and angioneurotic alterations. The problems of the various types of vertigo, deafness, and tinnitus with their differential diagnosis are fully discussed. Noninflammatory conditions—particularly Ménière's syndrome—and the various toxic factors that may

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