Albert Mudry, MD, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Otology

Research interest

History of otology, particularly the history of the 19th century and the development of new technologies


Professional education

MD 1990, Lausanne University
Board certification otolaryngology 1991, Swiss ENT Society
Board certification head & neck surgery 1994, Swiss ENT Society
PhD history 2007, Lausanne University


Main publications

Mudry A, Mills M. The early history of cochlear implant: a retrospective. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013;139(5):446-453

Weir N, Mudry A. Otorhinolaryngology an illustrated history. 2nd ed. Ashford: Headley, 2013, 356 p.

Mudry A. Disputes surrounding the discovery of the stapes in the mid 16th century. Otol Neurotol 2013;34(3):588-592

Mudry A. The tympanostomy tube: an ingenious invention of the mid 19th century. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2013;77(2):153-157

Fisch U, Mörgeli C, Mudry A. Microscope and Ear. Zurich: Museum of medical history, 2012, 90 p.

Mudry A. The making of a career: Joseph Toynbee's first steps in otology. J Laryngol Otol 2012;126(1):2-7

Historical review of Haller’s cell. Caversaccio MD, Boschung U, Mudry A. Ann Anat 2011;193:185-190

Historical background of bone conducion hearing devices and bone conduction hearing. Mudry A, Tjellström A. Adv Otorhinolaryngol 2011;71:1-9

The history of middle cranial fossa approach to the cerebellopontine angle. Monfared A, Mudry A, Jackler R. Otol Neurotol 2010;31(4):691-696

Adam Politzer. A life for otology. Mudry A. Asuncion: Wayenborgh (Amsterdam: Kugler), 2010, 333 p.

Hyrtl’ fissure. A historical thriller. Mudry A. Otol Neurotol 2009;30(4):570-3

The vascularization of the human cochlea: its historical background. Mudry A, Tanze R. Acta Otolaryngol Suppl 2009;561:3-16

History of instruments used for mastoidectomy. Mudry A. J Laryngol Otol 2009;123(6):583-589

Auricular hematoma and cauliflower deformation of the ear: from art to medicine. Mudry A, Pirsig W. Otol Neurotol 2009;30(1):116-120

History of myringoplasty and tympanoplasty type I. Mudry A. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008;139(5):613-614

Never trust secondary references: examples from the early history of myringotomy and grommets. Mudry A. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2008;72(11):1651-1656

A century ago: Adam Politzer published the first volume of his history of otology. Mudry A. Otol Neurotol 2008;29:97-99

Robert Froriep (1804-1861) and his 7 otological copperplate engravings : survey of otology at the beginning of the 19th century. Mudry A. Otol Neurotol 2007;28:1145-1152

The ear in the visual arts of ancient Egypt. Mudry A, Pirsig W. Med J Otol 2007;3:81-89

References in the history of otology: the importance of being earnest. Mudry A. Otol Neurotol 2007;28:135-140

Otology and paleopathology in Ancient Egyp. Mudry A, Pirsig W. Med J Otol 2007;3:22-30

Otology in medical papyri in Ancient Egypt. Mudry A. Med J Otol 2006;3:133-142

Adam Politzer (1835-1920) and the description of otosclerosis. Mudry A. Otol Neurotol 2006;27:276-281

How Adam Politzer (1835-1920) became an otologist. Mudry A, Kraft M. Otol Neurotol 2005;26:292-299

Politzer and the arts. Mudry A. In: Pirsig W, Willemot J, Weir N. Ear, nose and throat mirrored in medicine and arts. Oostende: Schmidt, 2005, p. 37-51

Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) in Europe between 1880 and 1920. Mudry A, Pirsig W, Weir N. Guest editors. Supplement No. 30. J Laryngol Otol 2005, 114 p.

Joseph Toynbee and his son Arnold. Unpublished manuscript written by Adam Politzer. Mudry A. Kutter J. J Laryngol Otol 2004;118:179-184

Adam Politzer (1835-1920), his medical studies and publications in Hungarian. Mudry A, Dekany Z. Otol Neurotol 2004;25:72-78

History of anatomy and physiology of the fibro-cartilaginous Eustachian tube. Mudry A. In: Ars B. Fibro-cartilaginous Eustachian tube – middle ear cleft. The Hague: Karger, 2003, p. 3-10

History of the imagery of tympanic membrane pathology: from first drawings to rod lens endoscopic photography. Mudry A. J Laryngol Otol 2002;116:326-332

Audiology in ancient Egypt. Mudry A. J Audiol Med 2001;10(3):210-213

Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) and one of the first theory of hearing. Mudry A. J Audiol Med 2001;10(1):79-82

From the first description to the modern histopathological knowledge about cholesteatoma. Soldati D, Mudry A. Otol Neurotol 2001:22:723-730

The origin of eponyms used in cochlear anatomy. Mudry A. Otol Neurotol 2001;22:258-263

The history of the microscope for use in ear surgery. Mudry A. Am J Otol 2000;21:877-886

Guichard Joseph Duverney (1648-1730), premier otologiste français au XVIIe siècle. Mudry A. Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac 2000;117(4):203-209

The role of Adam Politzer (1835-1920) in the history of otology. Mudry A. Am J Otol 2000;21:753-763

History of the technological development of air-conduction hearing aids. Mudry A, Dodelé L. J Laryngol Otol 2000;114:418-423

Contribution of Ambroise Paré (1510-1590) to otology. Mudry A. Am J Otol 1999;20(6):809-813

Connaissances otologiques au temps d’Hippocrate (Ve - IVe siècle avant J.-C.). Mudry A. JF ORL 1999;48(1):7-12

History of otology through development of medical and scientific spirit. Mudry A. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg 1998;52:257-270