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July 1965

Neurological Aspects of Auditory and Vestibular Disorders.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1965;82(1):88. doi:10.1001/archotol.1965.00760010090026

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In the past little effort was concentrated in the field of neuro-otology; however, this field has gained nationwide and worldwide interest during more recent times. Finer and more detailed experimental and clinical observations through specially designed instruments (nystagmograph, electrically driven accelerating and decelerating devices, operative microscope, electron microscope, etc) permit a better insight into vestibular and cochlear physiology and pathology. Extended animal experimentations with electro- and chemo-physiological studies are laying a new groundwork in understanding physiological understanding physiological normals. The result of the revolutionary change in approach and technique is evidenced by the widespread interest in research, publications, and recent symposia held in the field of neurootology. One of the first of such assemblies was organized under the aegis of the Houston Neurological Society in March 1963, by W. S. Fields, a neurologist, and B. R. Alford, an otolaryngologist. It is noteworthy, and occurred perhaps for the first time in

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