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February 29, 1896

THE TREATMENT OF AURAL CATARRH IN THE LONDON CENTRAL THROAT, NOSE AND EAR HOSPITAL.

Author Affiliations

Late Senior Clinical Assistant Central Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and at the London Throat Hospital; Fellow of the British Rhinological, Laryngological and Otological Association, and of the American Medical Association. ST. LOUIS, MO.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(9):411-412. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430610013002d
Abstract

In a previous number, having given the treatment of the different forms of nasal discharge classified as catarrhal, at the Central Hospital, I shall now proceed to make clear the method used for the cure of those varieties of ear disease usually termed catarrh, and divided into acute non-suppurative, acute suppurative, chronic non-suppurative and chronic suppurative.

Acute Non-suppurative and Suppurative.  —Since the acute suppurative is only a more advanced or severe form of the non-suppurative, for clinical convenience they will be discussed together. Children who are victims of adenoids in the naso-pharynx are most susceptible to acute catarrh. Frequently the disease progresses no further than the non-suppurative variety. When due to adenoids they are removed under nitrous oxid gas, the curette generally being invoked, followed by a good finger scraping. When the faucial tonsils are enlarged they are removed first, at the same sitting, with a Mackenzie guillotine, the whole

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