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January 16, 1904


Author Affiliations

Professor of Nose and Throat Diseases in St. Louis University. ST. LOUIS.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(3):153-156. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490480015001e

Hysterical manifestations in the larynx are common enough to fall frequently into the hands of every laryngologist. The treatment likewise is successful enough to warrant an almost positive promise of relief in at least the majority of cases. There is, however, much to be learned, both as to the development of newer and more satisfactory methods and as to the reasons for the successes in individual cases.

It is in view of these circumstances that I present my method which, though original with me so far as I know, may yet have been used by others. I do not assert for a moment that the method results in anything but a relief from the laryngeal symptoms or that monosymptomatic hysteria exists, and that, therefore, the symptomatic relief is tantamount to a cure. Nor is it certain that the relief is of any longer duration than that from other plans. But

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