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March 7, 1885

A CASE OF GOITRE WITH OBSTRUCTION— TRACHEOTOMY—SOME OBSERVATIONS ON TRACHEAL TUBES—EXHIBITION OF PATIENT AND MODIFIED TUBES FOR LOW TRACHEOTOMY.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF SURGERY, WOMAN'S MEDICAL COLLEGE; SURGEON TO THE CENTRAL DISPENSARY; SURGEON TO THE PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

JAMA. 1885;IV(10):259-262. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390850007001b

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Abstract

Read before the Illinois State Medical Society, May, 1884.

I desire to report this case, both because I think it sufficiently interesting and instructive to put on record as a part of the proceedings of this society, and because it affords a good occasion to present the results of some studies and observations on tracheotomy tubes, which results, I venture to hope, may be of some practical service to the profession.

May Parker, 13½ years old, in last December first noticed an enlargement of the thyroid gland. She came under my observation for treatment in February following, since which time she has taken pretty large doses of iodine, most of the time in the form of the compound solution. The gland was soft and symmetrically, but not greatly, enlarged —not essentially different from what you now observe—although it has diminished somewhat in size since the operation. The isthmus was relatively

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