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December 1969

Surgery for Otosclerosis in India

Author Affiliations

Madras, India
From the Lempert Hospital, Madras, India.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;90(6):786-788. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770030788022

THIS issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology pays special homage to a great otologist: Dr. Julius Lempert. I am one of the few foreigners who had the privilege to be closely associated with that great man when I worked as a resident in the Lempert Institute of Otology in 1946. Dr. Lempert was a man absolutely dedicated to his work: a man who spent all his life's earnings for the cause of otology. All the present advances in the surgery for otosclerosis owe their success to the pioneer work of Dr. Lempert and the "one-stage fenestration" operation which he perfected. Dr. Julius Lempert was an artist as a surgeon and he is the architect who laid the foundation for otosclerotic surgery.

After my training at the Lempert Institute of Otology I began to perform fenestrations in India. I did about 470 fenestration operations with very encouraging results. At least one

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