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March 1960


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1960;71(3):450. doi:10.1001/archotol.1960.03770030092018

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I have been very happy and honored to be here and to have this opportunity to talk with you and contribute what little I could to solving some of the problems of otologic surgery. I do have some claim to the title of otologic surgeon, I think. When I first started research with Wever and Bray in 1938, they, of course, were working on animals, and I believe since then I have a pretty good case record. There must be many hundreds that I have operated upon. I have one distinction, however—they are all dead now.

But one thing impressed me when we recorded the potentials that arise from the inner ear. Once the ear had been exposed and a sound tube so placed that we could stimulate this sensory organ and record from an electrode on the round window, we always used utmost care to prevent any damage to

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