Roy F. Sullivan, Ph.D., 1999

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This work was a major mid-20th century contribution to the continuing education of the hearing health professions. This lavishly illustrated book on the anatomy of the peripheral auditory system was published under the auspices of the SONOTONE CORP. of Elmsford, NY in 1944. A hearing aid history of SONOTONE CORP. can be found at The 136 page, 8 3/4" X 11 3/4" hard cover book provided both narrative and descriptive text by Stephen L. Polyak, M.D., Professor of Anatomy at the University of Chicago. The high point of this volume was the remarkable color and black and white anatomical drawings by Gladys McHugh, medical illustrator at the University of Chicago. A significant number of figures were printed on text page stock. Featured were two sequentially organized series of two-sided, color cellophane transparencies, 8" X 10 1/2". The first set, edited and reprinted here for the Internet, was titled Anatomical Transparencies of the Auditory System in Relation to the Structures of the Head. The second series, pending Internet publication, was labeled Anatomical Transparencies of the Middle and Inner Ear. Included with the original volume were two index cards listing anatomical landmarks in numeric order.

Permission to edit and reprint this rare, copyrighted, out-of-print reference work for the Hearing Health Profession of the twenty first century has been generously provided by John Adkin, President, SONOTONE CORPORATION, Longwood, Florida.

Even-numbered transparency plates 2 through 12 represent right internal surface views. Odd-numbered Plates 0, 1 through 13 show right external surfaces.


THE HUMAN EAR IN ANATOMICAL TRANSPARENCIES is designed for optimum viewing with Internet Explorer 4.0+ in FULLSCREEN mode, 800 X 600 pixels. Netscape Communicator 4.06 is appropriate if the toolbars are minimized. Each "transparency" can be clicked to QUADRUPLE the size and visibility of details. The average file size of standard figures is 65k. 4X figures are LARGE, high resolution .jpg files averaging 190k. Click KEY with any illustration to view a numerically ordered Part I index.

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