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Ann Acad Med Stetin, 2006; 52, 1, 105-110

ANDRZEJ KIERZEK

 

THE DILATATION OF AUDITIVE TUBE (BOUGIRAGE TUBAIRE) BY DILATORS IN XIX CENTURY

Zakład Klinicznych Podstaw Fizjoterapii Wydziału Zdrowia Publicznego

Akademii Medycznej im. Piastów Śląskich we Wrocławiu

ul. Grunwaldzka 2, 50-355 Wrocław

Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. med. Andrzej Kierzek

 

Summary

The treatment of auditiory tube chronic catarrh in XIX century by pharmagological drugs, by special apparatuses of surprising technical sophistication, by electrisation and faradisation is discussed first of all. The dilatation of auditory tube by dilators was the diagnostical and therapeutical methods, especially preferenced by Victor Urbantschitsch, Hermann Schwartze, Jean P. Bonnafonte, Albert Calmettes and Bronisław Taczanowski, Teodor Heiman and Samuel Meyerson. The dilators were building of celluloid, whalebone, silver and were absorbed by argentum nitrate, vaseline. The technique, difficulties and effects of dilatation are described in more detail. The complications of this operation is presented finally.

K e y w o r d s: history of otorhinolaryngology – history of medicine – auditory tube.

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