1919 Journal of the American Medical Association  
whether or not the subjects of their experiments were normal, the results could naturally not be accepted by otologists without corroboration. The Otologie Depart¬ ment of the Medical Research Laboratory at Mineóla, therefore, saw fit to conduct a similar series of experi¬ ments. Ten adult persons were carefully selected and examined. The caloric test was performed, that is, each ear was douched with cool water. They were also examined in the turning-chair, and in addition the galvanic
more » ... were taken. In this manner it was determined that they were absolutely normal. Six of these subjects were turned to the right and left daily. Four subjects were turned in the same manner twice daily. Two subjects had many additional turnings, as much as 440 rotations in one day. The results of the nystagmus reactions in these cases are given in Table 2 . Throughout these tests it will be observed that now and then a day was skipped. This could not be avoided, since all of these subjects were enlisted men who because of other duties occasionally could not appear for the examination. These lapses, however, were so rare-about one day in seven-that they certainly have no effect on the findings. These records clearly indi¬ cate that :
doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610110014004 fatcat:xe7pg4s4rrbp3fgs4k2ilj4ulu