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March 1960

Tympanoplasty Types III, IV, and V

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1960;71(3):486-498. doi:10.1001/archotol.1960.03770030128025

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Moderator Proctor: The program for the rest of the afternoon will be devoted to a consideration of the leftover problems in tympanoplasty. The most important thing which I think we have to settle this afternoon is the problem of this classification business. This is important not only for communication between ourselves but also for records; for hospital records, for insurance companies, and to evaluate this type of work. We are fortunate that Harold Schuknecht is here. He has been working on the classification of tympanoplasty for the American Medical Association's "Standard Nomenclature."

I would like to ask Dr. Schuknecht to come up and sit with the panel. We will ask him, first of all, to give us the classification of tympanoplasty as Dr. Zöllner uses it.

Dr. Schuknecht: I am interested in acquiring the reaction of the panel to Professor Zöllner's classification with the view to possibly introducing it into

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