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Logo of procrsmedFormerly medchtJournal of the Royal Society of MedicineProceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine
 
Proc R Soc Med. 1928 June; 21(8): 1455–1474.
PMCID: PMC2102537
Joint Discussion No. 7: Sections of War and Octology

DISCUSSION ON THE EFFECTS OF MIDDLE-EAR DISEASE ON EFFICIENCY IN CIVIL AND MILITARY LIFE

Abstract

(1) Introductory.—(2) Symptoms and complications of middle-ear disease and their effects on efficiency.—(3) Service views on the disposal of men suffering from middle-ear disease.—(4) Comparison of the disability caused by middle-ear disease in civil and military life.—(5) Are the aural recruiting and invaliding standards of to-day too exacting?—(6) Aural disease in recruiting and invaliding—tables.—(7) Advantages of rigorous standards of recruiting.—(8) Attainment of aural efficiency in the Services.—(9) Is any relaxation of standards ever justifiable?—(10) Importance of civil and military co-operation.

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