October 16, 1897

Severe Epistaxis.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(16):810. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440420044009

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Thurber, Texas, Oct. 6, 1897.

To the Editor:  —I wish to report in brief a severe case of epistaxis that occurred in my practice last week. I was called to see a young man aged 26, at 10 P.M., to stop a very severe nose-bleed from the right nostril. He has a large polypus in that nostril, which I judge to be the cause of the hemorrhage. With Dr. Chas. Binney, who was also called, I soon plugged the nose anteriorly and posteriorly with cotton, also insufflated tannic acid into the bleeding nostril and left, feeling satisfied that he would not be troubled any more that night. Dr. Binney sent for me at six in the morning and informed me that he had been with the patient nearly all night. He could stop the bleeding, but in a short time it would commence again by the blood flowing into the

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