Greg Parker Posted October 12, 2004 Share Posted October 12, 2004 Captain Donabedian was called before the WC to explain Oswald's Marine medical records. This is from his testimony: Captain DONABEDIAN - No; not offhand. He had a sore throat, which many boys have in the service.He had a cold. And he had one other infection, otitis media, in 1957. Oswald had a mastoidectomy at 5. Youth House reported partial loss of hearing in Oswald's left ear. Otitis media is a very probable factor in learning problems including dyslexia. Behavioral problems are also common in children with hearing defects. "Evidence strongly suggests that severe cases of recurrent acute otitis media and persistent otitis media with effusion (OME) may impair hearing and slow down language development and reading skills. Older children with long-term mild hearing problems from undiagnosed or intractable conditions can develop learning disabilities and behavioral and social problems." http://wellness.ucdavis.edu/wellconnected/...fections78.html I submit that Oswald's learning diability (whether it was dyslexia, or some other disorder), and any behavioral problems were the result of recurrent Otitis Media - which the mastoidectomy failed to rectify, and that there was no psychiatric basis for his problems in NYC. Should Oswald have been accepted into the Marines? Having been accepted, should he have been medically discharged in 1957 when Otitis Media was diagnosed? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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