WILLIAM H. SAUNDERS, M.D.
In 1861 Prosper Meniere1 described a triad of symptoms consisting of recurrent attacks of severe vertigo, persistent tinnitus, and deafness in one ear. He attempted to distinguish between the disease causing this triad and other disorders causing somewhat similar symptoms. Meniere died one year after the publication of his paper. His original clear description was misquoted and erroneously translated. The result is that most physicians after him have understood the disease he described less well than Meniere did.
In recent years, interest in Meniere's disease has heightened. The diagnosis has been clarified by study of pathologic material and the development
SAUNDERS WH. MENIERE'S DISEASE: OTOLOGIC CONCEPT AND DIAGNOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:92–107. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-1-92
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