The body balancing ability was tested in 100 healthy persons under abnormal pressure condition in the external ear of one side. The positive or negative pressure applied amounted to 30 and 100 mmHg. The procedure of the test, “step locus test”, was the author's own device. Contrary to the current belief that such moderate interference as this is ineffective in affecting the body balancing ability, the author proved the effect positively, not only in ear patients, but also in healthy persons.
A case of left compound paralysis of the larynx caused by syphilis was experienced. Principal symptoms were: Impaired closure of the left eye-lid, paresis on the facial skin of the left half, ptosis of the left labial angle, disturbed tongue movement and paralysis of taste, paralysis of soft palate, anaesthesia of the pharynx, sensory disturbance of larynx and paralysis of the vocal chord. The patient died in the course of the antisyphilitic cure.
This is the report of a case, a schoolgirl aged 16 at Oct. 1947, of a manifestation of an acute myeloid leucemia after a radical mastoid operation of ohronic suppurative Otitis Media. After the operation, she was feverish, the granulation was covered with pyoid fibrous fur, and the right tonsil become necrotic ; these remained bad in spite of the various treatment. The 22nd day after op. by the use of Penicillin, she was removed of fever, necrosis of the tonsil healed up, and the swelling of the wound decreased. But after leaving off the use of Penicillin she became feverish and the view of the blood and woundgranulation became worse again. She died 72nd days after the operation.
Using a cotton swab, the pseudomembrane of the throat was coated with 2% solution of potassium tellurite. After 10 min., the coloration indicated the degree of severity. Black and dark gray corresponded positive reaction, light gray and unchanged colors were regarded negative, that is, a coloration darker than gris-gris is positive. The author made a comparative study on 98 cases, diphtheria and other diseases of the throat, by examining the character of the pseudomembrane, days of sickness, and the effect of therapeutic serum injections. It was found that the percentage of positive reaction was high in thick and adherent pseudomembrane, and also in fresh cases (as high as 78.2%); otherwise the percentage was lower. The percentage of positive reaction was very high before and on the day of injection of the therapeutic serum, though it lowered afterward. In other diseases than diphtheria, the percentage was very low.
In regard to the findings of Fletcher, Wagel and Lane on this subject, a series of experiments were carried out with the following results. In a square sound-tight room of the dimension 3 meters by 3 and 4 m high, 5 or 6 subjects were seated in a corner facing straight toward a pair of loudspeakers of dynamic cone type, A and B, set up in the diagonally opposite corner of the room. Each of these loudspeakers was in connection with a beat frequency oscillator and an otoaudion, so that A generated masking tones and B those to be masked. Tones thus generated were first analysed by means of a tone-analyser and found practically pure.
Patient: aged 52, farmer. He complained of dysphagia and slight pain irradiating to the back since 3 months. Dysphagia was so marked as to interfere with the taking of liquid food. These symptoms resembled that of esophageal cancer, but there was esophagoscopically found at 25 cm. from the incisors a stricture and superficial ulceration, which bleeded easily and was covered with a thin layer of dirty pseudomembrane. Removed specimen pieces of tissue showed thickened intima, infiltration of round and plasma cells and regeneration of the mucous menbrane. Serologic test was strongly positive for syphilis. Antisyphilitic treatment meliorated the subjective and objective symptoms, but moderate stricture still persisted after 2 months.