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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International Giants in Otology: Guichard Joseph Duverney

In 1648, Dr. John Duverney was a small community physician in Feurs, France when on August 5th, his wife Antoinette, gave birth to a son, Guichard Joseph Duverney.  The life of a Forézien physician and his family in the 17th Century was  that of  routine.  Antoinette was responsible for the daily household routine, washing clothes, food and other…

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