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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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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