International Giants of Otology: The Earliest Years

The Philosophical Pioneers of Otology While there are many pioneers of a discipline such as Otology that date back probably even before the earliest written material, Junior et al (2007) reviewed the history of Otorhinolaryngology and found that it has rich literature dating back to the Egyptians. In one of the best-known Egyptian scientific documents, Ebers’s scrolls, they found descriptions…

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Sir Charles and His Journey to Discover a Palsy – Part 2: From Expressions to Palsy

Charles Bell left his position as a surgeon at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and, in 1804, moved with his brother John to London, where they set up a private school of surgery and anatomy.   While John did not have to deal with the jealousy and arguments with his Edinburgh colleagues, Scottish medical people were not very highly thought of in London…

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