Notes on Chronic Otorrhœa

Notes on Chronic Otorrhœa

With Especial Reference to the Use of Zinc Ionization in the Treatment of Selected Cases

1st Edition - January 1, 1929

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  • Author: A. R. Friel
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224183

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Notes on Chronic Otorrhoea deals with the treatment of specific ear diseases in an economical manner. The book describes diagnostic methods and the technique of treatment by zinc ionization, including some laboratory experiments to show how zinc ionization acts in cases of local sepsis. The medical staff can already diagnose from clinical signs if a patient is suffering from acute or from chronic suppurative otitis media. A microscopic examination of the ear discharge will distinguish between diffuse external otitis with moist desquamation, and middle-ear disease. The book explains in detail the methods of treating these diseases. The text also describes two cases of illness in which an abscess in the brain is secondary to an ear disease. The abscesses are treated successfully with zinc ionization after an operation. To make treatment approaches economical, people and institutions should work together; namely, school doctors, teachers, nurses and medical officers of the Board of Education, Education Committees, Ionization Clinics, and Care Committees. The book can prove beneficial to school health practitioners, general practitioners in medicine, child educators, school officials, and to parents of young children.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part I. The Rôle of the Electric Current and Zinc Ions in the Treatment of Septic Surfaces.

    Chapter I.

    Acute and Chronic Suppuration of the Middle Ear Contrasted

    Principle of Treatment

    Chapter II.






    The Electric Current in a Wire and in a Solution

    Chapter III.

    Chemical Reactions Between Ions in Vitro and in Vivo

    Chapter IV.

    Experiences with Zinc Ions Acting on Albumin and Bacteria

    Chapter V.




    Chapter VI

    Sources of Supply of an Electric Current and the Regulation of it

    Part II. conditions in the Ear in Chronic Otorrhœ—Technique of Treatment

    Chapter VII.


    Instruments for Examination

    Chapter VIII.

    Examination of the Ear

    Diagnosis of the Cause of Chronicity in Chronic Otorrhœ and the Technique of Treatment


    Chapter IX.

    Zinc Ionization in Abscess of the Brain

    Part III. The Importance of Policy and of Organization.

    Chapter X.

    Clinics for School Children



    Details of Organization


Product details

  • No. of pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1929
  • Published: January 1, 1929
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224183

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A. R. Friel

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