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January 26, 1907


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JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(4):284-289. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220300012001d

In 1897, and at various other meetings of this Section, I have had the pleasure of demonstrating some variations in the shape and position of the frontal sinuses. In 1902, Dr. A. Logan Turner published a work containing a most valuable and comprehensive description of these sinuses, with many of their variations. He also read an excellent paper1 before this Section at Atlantic City in 1904, in which he stated that "the frontal sinus is not a simple chamber." He also spoke of "the existence in many instances of incomplete bony septa and partitions in its interior gives rise to one or more diverticula or recesses," and claimed that failures in operations have been caused by non-recognition of such recesses. With these and work of members of this Section, Drs. Freudenthal, Richards, Holmes, Myles and others, one would suppose the subject to have been exhausted. But seeing cases of diseased

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