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Charles Skinner Hallpike

Born  1900
Died  1979

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English otologist, born July 19, 1900, Murree, India; died September 26, 1979.

Biography of Charles Skinner Hallpike

Charles Skinner Hallpike worked in the National Hospital at Queen Square, where he developed an internationally renowned neurotology clinic. His bithermal caloric test and positional tests are still routinely used in evaluation of the vertiginous patient.


  • C. S. Hallpike and Sir Hugh William Bell Cairns (1896-1952)
    Observations on the pathology of Menière's syndrome.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1938, 31: 1317-1336.
    Hallpike and Carins were the first ti describe the characteristic histological changes in Menière's disease.
    Also published in The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 1938, 53: 625-655.
  • Charles Skinner Hallpike.
    The Lancet, October 13, 1979, 2 (8146): 805. (No author listed)
  • Robert W. Baloh:
    Charles Skinner Hallpike and the beginnings of neurotology.
    Neurology, 2000, 54: 2138-2146.

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