In the past few years I have read several review articles by ear, nose and throat specialists similar to one by Dr. Charles F. Ferguson in Pediatrics, 25:1043, 1960.
In all of these articles, myringotomy is strongly advocated as the proper treatment for bulging ear drums. They frequently cite various intracranial complications as evidence that myringotomies should have been done. However, in examination of these histories it is apparent that most of these people received inadequate antibiotic treatment and were not properly followed in the period before these complications developed.
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