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February 1966


Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(2):83-85. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020085001

Historical Aspects of Menière's Disease—T. G. Wilson, MB, and D. Litt, FRCSI, Hon FRCS (England), Hon FRCS (Edinburgh) (Dublin)

About the middle of the last century newly described diseases were necessarily referred to eponymously. In most instances the author's reputation has increased through the years. In the case of Prosper Menière, however, it was not until recently that the value of his work has been recognized. Prior to the publication of Menière's articles many physicians considered the symptoms of labyrinthine hydrops to be of cerebral origin, and they often failed to realize that the deafness, nausea, and giddiness were part of one syndrome, although the physicians of Swift's time clearly recognized the relationship.

Anatomic Considerations—Barry J. Anson, PhD. (Iowa City), James A. Donaldson, MD (Iowa City); Raymond L. Warpeha, DDS (Chicago); and Thomas R. Winch, BS (Madison, Wis)

ations, the anatomy of three areas will be discussed: the vestibular (oval)