International Giants in Otology: Prosper Ménière

Over the past few weeks we have been reviewing the development of the field of Otology.  Throughout time many have made contributions to the field, but study really took off after the development of the microscope in 1595.  Since that time history finds more individuals investigating the structure and function of the auditory system.  Moving…

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International Giants of Otology: 19th Century Beginnings

Building upon the knowledge gained by earlier scholars such as Du Verney, Malpighi, Morgagni, Valsalva, Scarpa, Cortugno and others, the tools available to study structure and function in the nineteenth century facilitated a time of great discovery in Otology. Progression of the Microscope Many of the anatomical and physiological structures  of the ear are microscopic and…

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