December 24, 1932


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269 South Nineteenth Street, Philadelphia

JAMA. 1932;99(26):2203. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740780055030

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To the Editor:  —At a meeting of the American College of Surgeons in New York, in 1924, I happened to speak to a nose, throat and ear surgeon from the southwestern part of the United States. He told me that he was using beef cartilage in cases of nasal deformity and, up to that time, had had no trouble with it, but, on the contrary, had had good results in every case. Some three years ago I found that Dr. Edmund B. Spaeth of the Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania, was using beef cartilage in the reconstruction of orbits and he also had good results. I then decided to try this cartilage in nasal deformity cases and found that it was satisfactory. I suggested the use of it to Dr. F. O. Lewis, Dr. H. H. Lott, and Dr. Austin Smith of Jefferson Hospital and so far, I believe, the

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