International Giants in Otology: Politzer

Another major player in the development of 19th century otology was the Hungarian otologist, Adam Politzer (1835-1920).   Born to a wealthy Jewish family in 1835 in Alberti about 35 miles southeast of Budapest, young Adam was schooled by the founders of the Modern Medical School of Vienna  where special interest was taken in his development by two influential people, Johann Ritter von Oppolzer (1808–1871)…

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Peri-Operative Hearing Loss from Anesthesia

Over the past few years, I have seen a few patients for rehabilitative treatment that felt their recent surgery had caused their hearing loss or greatly contributed to the progression of their impairment.  While hearing loss from anesthesia seems to be a rare complication and may be more common for some operative procedures than others, basically what happens is that patients who heard well…

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