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February 8, 1890

THE CLINIC.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(6):198-201. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410060018002

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Abstract

REGULAR THROAT CLINIC AT CHICAGO MEDICAL COLLEGE, NOV. 30, 1889.  BY W. E. CASSELBERRY, M.D.,PROFESSOR OF MATERIA MEDICA AND THERAPEUTICS, AND OF LARYNGOLOGY AND RHINOLOGY.[Reported for The Journal.]TERTIARY SYPHILIS OF THE PHARYNX—OPERATIONS FOR NASAL POLYPUS—TECHNIQUE OF ELECTRO - CAUTERIZATION FOR HYPERTROPHIC RHINITIS.

Gentlemen:  —Our first patient is complaining of "sore throat," and on examination we find a condition which is so characteristic that, without other history, we are justified in asking him when he contracted syphilis.One observes deep ulceration in the region of the left posterior pillar, the entere pillar and the neighboring tonsil having been destroyed; also a deep, irregular ulcer on the posterior wall, which is covered with purulent fetid secretion. Near the centre of the velum, at its point of junction with the hard palate, is a gummy tumor, soft and caseous within, and with a small ulcerating surface aperture, through which the probe

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