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1875 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
March I3, i875. with the right ear, a watch was heard on contact; a tuning fork, she thought, the same at both sides, and less loudly on closure. With the left ear, a watch was not heard on contact. The membrana tympani of each ear was rather dull and concave; and the malleus was unduly prominent. She wvas subject to occasional attacks of vomiting and fits of giddiness, with louder noises, and "a tendency to fall forwards, which she would do if she did not support herself". CASE II. M. H., a
more » ... vant, aged 6o, had had deafness over one year. There was a constant noise " like a great storm". She referred this to the back of the head; and said she had lately become " afraid to walk", that she " felt as if she were falling down". Her conversational powers were good; but the watch was barely heard on contact with both ears. She thought a tuning-fork was heard better with the right ear, but badly in both. She was confident that closure made her hear worse. The affection came on, she said, after a gastric attack, and at first she suffered from severe megrim. In both ears, the membrane was dull, concave, and irregular. In neither of the cases was there any accompanying lesion of the retina. One case appeared Co improve on the administration of bromide and iodide of potassium, alternately with strychnine, vesication, inflation, and the daily injection of iodide of potassium with the Eustachian catheter; but any cases of this affection which Dr. Jones had seen were obstinate and intractable. Rhinolit/h.-Dr. CUMMINs brought forvard an interesting case of a small calculus which he had removed from a lady's niose. Dr. R. Atkins had examined a section under the microscope, made by grinding down the specimen, and found it to be composed of a " granular matrix", surrounded by a horny covering. The case was more particularly interesting from the extreme rarity of such depositionls in the nose. An ordinary meeting was held in the Theatre of the Royal Cork Institute on February 24th, Dr. GREGG, President, in the Chair. Bad Compound Fjactwue of the Bonzes q.f the Leg: Recovery.-The PRESIDENT detailed the particulars of a most severe injury received in the hunting-field, the gentleman fiacturing both bones a few inches above the malleoli, and tearing the tendon of the tibialis posticus, which protruded from the wound, which was extensive, the integument being torn both anteriorly and posteriorly. Besides small portions of bone that exfoliated, a large portion of the half detached fragment of the tibia had to be removed. The case, the President said, he brought forward as an instance of the extent to which conservative surgery could go, in saving a limb even under such extremely unfavourable circumstances as presented themselves in this case. Holmes's splint and carbolic dressings were used throughout.
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