The Network is a cooperative agreement between
the National Institutes of Health and three Otopathology
laboratories in the US.  It seeks to enhance study of
human temporal bones, promote sharing of tissues
and technologies, and training of new investigators.
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These libraries contain serial sections from normal
human temporal bones.  The viewer can examine
each section at various magnifications and correlate
histology with radiology.  A great tool for learning
anatomy of the temporal bone.
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Study of human temporal bones is time-consuming
and costly.  This section describes the removal and
processing of bones for standard light microscopy and
other methods of study.  It also provides access to
online databases for the research community.
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This section will be of interest to trainees, clinicians
and researchers.  Resources include an Atlas of the
normal temporal bone, Downloadable 3-D models, a
Library of over 1,500 images from pathologic speci-
mens and Webcasts of clinico-pathologic conferences.
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Funded by Cooperative Agreements U24DC011943, 11962 and 11968 from the National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

"... if we carefully survey the history of the rise and progress of aural [surgery], as a distinct branch of scientific surgery, one main cause of the disrepute into which it has fallen may be traced to the neglect of the pathology of the organ of hearing" Joseph Toynbee, 1868
From Schuknecht HF, Pathology of the Ear,
2nd Ed, Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia, 1993

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