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 THE HISTORY OF OTOSCOPY  
Illumination 1

Illumination 1

Description : The first to describe any form of specific illuminator for the ear was Fabricius ab Aquapendente (1537‑1619).

He described in his Opera Medica that in operations on the ear canal it was particularly important to have light failing deeply into the canal.

He suggested first that the sun's rays might be allowed to shine through a small hole in the window shade into the ear canal and if this was impossible he used a water‑filled flask through which he concentrated the light of a candle.
 

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