Sign Language for Medical Procedures

In the audiology clinic we are familiar with patients that are among the non-speaking deaf and use sign language.  While many of us use sign language with our hearing impaired patients, others use an interpreter so that they understand the various products and how to use them and/or the audiological procedures that are conducted on them or…

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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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