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Politzer's method

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Politzer's method of effecting permeability of the Eustachian tube. Inflation of the eustachian tube and tympanum by forcing air into the nasal cavity and pressing the nostrils shut when the patient swallows.

We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.


  • A. Politzer:
    Ueber ein neues Heilverfahren gegen Schwerhörigkeit in Folge von Unwegsamkeit der Eustachischen Ohrtrompete.
    Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1863, 13: 84–87, 102–104, 117–119–148–1852.

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