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June 13, 1908


Author Affiliations

Otologist and Laryngologist to the New England Hospital for Women and Children; Otologist and Laryngologist to the Pope Dispensary. BOSTON.

JAMA. 1908;L(24):1963-1966. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310500011002

This subject is of sufficient interest and practical importance to receive at the hands of the laryngologist much more careful consideration than it has in the past. I am not sure whether these streptococcic infections of the pharyngeal adenoid tissue in adults are thought of or even clearly recognized by the general practitioner. The basis of this paper consists of data collected in ten cases, occurring in my own private practice.

There never was a period when, more than now, the laryngologist devoted time, ingenuity and skill to refining his instruments, extending his view of experimental and research work, and perfecting a multitude of operations. May not one think that we have been over-zealous in our activity to reconstruct the nose and to devise new ways to explore the nasal sinuses and cells, and to peer into remoter regions of the esophagus, stomach and bronchial tubes? Thereby, are we not

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