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June 6, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XL(23):1583. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490230033002j

The report of the following case is made to illustrate the advantage of having a suitable clamp to aid in the removal of nasopharyngeal tumors by the galvano-cautery and to call attention to an instrument which I believe will be found advantageous in very many cases. It would also aid in the removal of some growths by the cold-wire snare.

The patient, E. J., a young man 22 years of age, had been troubled with partial occlusion of the nares and the necessity for frequently clearing the throat for about five years. Latterly, there had been complete occlusion of the left naris, but the right was permeable a part of the time. There had also been frequent bleeding of the nose. The patient's personal and hereditary history gave no clew to the cause of the trouble. The thoracic signs were normal. On examination of the nares 1 found the right

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