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December 17, 1910

Priority in a Method of Prevention of Perforation in Submucous Resection

Author Affiliations

Colon Hospital, Cristobal, C. Z.

JAMA. 1910;55(25):2170. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330250066023

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To the Editor:—  Nihil novum sub sole! In to-day's mail I received The Journal of November 19 containing (p. 1785) an article of mine entitled "An Original Method for Prevention of Perforation in Submucous Resection." In the same mail I received, from its author, Dr. William R. Murray of Minneapolis, a reprint of an article from the St. Paul Medical Journal of January, 1907, on "The Submucous Resection of the Nasal Septum for the Correction of Septal Irregularities," on page 4 of which I find this marked paragraph: "For this reason I prefer to make the incision through the cartilage a little posterior to the primary incision through the muco-perichondrium, if the character of the deviation will allow it, in order that the membrane on the convex side may cover any such accidental puncture of the opposite membranes."The assumption of originality in my article was made in good

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