A Text Book of the Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Pharynx

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Macmillan, 1905 - Ear - 621 pages
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Page iii - MD, Professor of Diseases of the Nose and Throat in the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital.
Page 371 - Parotitis also is a cause of disease of the middle ear, but more frequently, perhaps, it affects the labyrinth, if not exclusively, certainly in connection with disease of the middle ear. This subject also will again be alluded to. The excessive use of quinine may also, in rare instances, cause incurable disease of the middle ear. The causes given by patients themselves, taken from my note-book, are as follows: "Stuffy sensations in the head...
Page iii - By DB St. John Roosa, MD, LL.D., Professor of Diseases of the Eye...
Page 334 - ... the sounds with which they are most familiar — thus, persons from the country, or rural districts, draw their similitudes from the objects and noises by which they have been surrounded, as the falling and rushing of water, the singing of birds...
Page 572 - (Hinton goes on to say) " of the nerve affection that follows mumps to that which ensues upon parturition is very striking ; and the resemblance is increased by the fact that quite frequently the latter affection also is accompanied with symptoms of a catarrhal character.
Page 375 - If I were to endeavor to bequeath to posterity the most important motto which human language can convey, it should be in three words, Shut your mouth.
Page 370 - ... is drawn inward, the nerve is secondarily involved, and the loss of hearing often becomes almost complete. There are no peculiar aural symptoms by which we may positively distinguish a case of chronic disease of the middle ear that was caused by syphilis, from one occurring in a nonsyphilitic patient. Yet we may say in general, that a syphilitic diathesis seems to cause the proliferation of tissue to be more rapid and less amenable to treatment. Schwartze believes that the pathological change...
Page 115 - Voltolini,* in writing on this subject, says, " that even the point of a dagger, if allowed to quietly remain in the ear, will not do as much harm as forcible attempts to remove it.
Page 334 - Persons from the country or rural districts draw their similitudes from the objects and noises by which they have been surrounded, as the falling and rushing of water, the singing of birds, the buzzing of bees, and the waving or rustling of trees ; while, on the other hand, persons living in towns, or in the vicinity of machinery or manufactories, say that they hear the rolling of carriages, the hammerings, and the various noises caused by steam-engines.
Page 572 - ... yet received no explanation, and affords no clue to the use of remedies ; every part of the ear being normal, so far as examination can extend, but the function almost abolished.

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