Title:
A HistoricalVignette “Be proud of yourself: you have a history!” “How do you like your labyrinth: straight or mixed?”
Authors:
J. Tainmont
Institutions:
Winston ChurchillAvenue 172, Box 9, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
History of anatomy; history of otology; implanted air; labyrinthine fluids;Academy of Sciences
Pages:
205 - 211
Abstract:
“How do you like your labyrinth: straight or mixed?” Usually, people think that a precise date, that of Cotugno’s publication concerning the aqueducts of the ear, is the interface between the concept of a labyrinth full of air and the concept of a labyrinth full of fluids. However, there is then a period of doubt lasting about a century! This paper endeavours to demonstrate that, in historical terms, dates are useful, but artificial, markers. It also provides an analysis of this period based on the types of criticism directed against the doctrine of the implanted air of the ear.
Issue:
Vol. 2, 2006, 4th trimester


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A HistoricalVignette “Be proud of yourself: you have a history!” “How do you like your labyrinth: straight or mixed?”