This monograph is a contribution to the study of the importance of the clinical investigation of acute otitis media. Especially when the clinical findings are indecisive, roentgen research often supplies the necessary data for determining whether there exists a pathologic change in the bone and whether this change is significant. This study is based on 926 patients seen between 1934 and 1939 whose conditions were given a diagnosis of otitis media. Of this group, 226 patients had bilateral acute inflammation of the middle ear, 338 had an inflammation only on the right side and in 362 the condition was confined to the left side.
Of especial practical value is the chapter on technic, which contains detailed instructions for the positions advocated by Henle, Schüller, Lange, Sonnenkalb, Mayer, Altschul, Stenvers and Runström. Still other positions might have been utilized, but these are the most informative. In each instance the positions are