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Schwartze's operation

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A method for opening the ear by chiselling, used in acute masteoditis. The same operation was described independenly of Schwartze by James Hinton (1822-1875) of London in 1874.

See also Stacke's operation, under Ludwig Stacke, German otologist, 1859-1918.


  • H. H. R. Schwartze and Adolf Eysell (1846-):
    Ueber die künstliche Eröffnung des Warzenforsatzes.
    Archiv für Ohrenheilkunde, 1873, neue Folge 1: 157-187.
    (On the surgical opening of the mastoid)
  • James Hinton:
    Questions of Aural Surgery. 1874.

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