The Accidental Discovery of Caloric Testing

  Caloric testing has been a standard part of the test battery for dizziness and vertigo for more than fifty years. Although newer technology and techniques are gradually making us less dependent on the information produced by caloric testing, it still remains a commonly performed procedure. Here is a simple explanation of the test: the…

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http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/14/392798128/from-freud-to-possession-a-doctor-faces-psychiatrys-demons

The Dubious History of the Rotational Chair

I have mixed feelings about the following post. For the practitioner, I think it is helpful to understand the history behind some of the techniques we use today. For the patient, I hope they realize that modern rotational chair testing is very well controlled, rarely producing any nausea or distress. One of the first reports…

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