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Specialists in nose and throat work, especially the former, generally desire to render the effects of applications made to the nose or throat of longer duration than is usually the case with the swab, spray, nebula, ointment, or insufflation.
It is to this end that I have devoted much time and attention, the result of which I desire to submit for consideration.
The shape of the nasal suppository, which I present, conforms to the nasal cavities (Figs. 1 and 2). It is an oblong, oval-shaped body. The inner surface is flat (Fig. 2); the outer one is irregular (Fig. 1). The distal end is rounded and has a handle-shaped proximal end. The outer surface approaching the turbinates is irregular, with two longitudinal oval ribs corresponding to and fitting into the meati (Fig. 3); the lower rests on the floor of the nose and adapts itself to the inferior meatus. The
BAUM E. A NEW SUPPOSITORY FOR THE MEDICAL AND SURGICAL TREATMENT OF THE NASAL CAVITIES.. JAMA. 1906;XLVI(26):1996-1998. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510530016003b