We are pleased to welcome Stanley Milstein, M.A., M.D., to our Editorial Board as Archivist, History of Otology Section. He is assisted by Collice Portnoff, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of English, Arizona State University, who has a distinguished literary background. Most recently Drs. Milstein and Portnoff collaborated in the English translation of Adam Politzer's Geschichte der Ohrenheilkunke.
The following article is excerpted from Adam Politzer's History of Otology.1 Domenico Cotugno, remembered primarily for his discovery of the labyrinthine fluid, which bears his name, also discovered many details of the membranous inner ear, including the endolymphatic sac. Cotugno succeeded where others failed because he studied fresh rather than old, dried specimens, and also perhaps because he had the youthful irreverence to reject traditional beliefs. Reprinted with permission.
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