IT is my task to evaluate vestibular testing, and in order to make this worthwhile, we must determine in advance what is our ultimate goal.
There is no reason why an astute clinician should not be interested in all aspects of the labyrinth. With this attitude, he may hope to carry on worthwhile research.
We must be aware of the fact, however, that research has become a prestige symbol as has elaborate test equipment. Succumbing to these spurious current fads may give temporary gain. However, for anyone who cherishes the hope of establishing an enduring good name, beware of pseudoscience. Science has inexorable laws which eventually catch up with and consign to oblivion, the so-called scientist who is in a hurry.
The clinician's first concern is for the welfare of his patient, and in order to be most effective, he must arrive at a correct diagnosis of the illness.
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