To the Editor: I am an internist and have become interested in the physiology of the ear. In this modern age of specialization in medicine, it has become unorthodox to think of the human body as a complete unit composed of many integrated parts, each of which is related to the proper functioning of the whole body. Impaired nutritional states are a common cause for loss of efficiency in our modern high tension life. To illustrate: in the past few years, I have been requested to treat PhD candidates who have failed the final examination once or twice; treatment of impaired nutritional states has resulted in success in virtually all of the candidates. This led me to try the same form of therapy in selected patients with auditory conditions.
The external mobility of the ear drum can now be recorded with precision.1 Precision vascular studies can now be made from
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