If the methods of treatment now in vogue for the reduction of hypertrophy or hyperplasia of the inferior turbinate were wholly free from objectionable features it were then, indeed, superfluous to write aught concerning it. As it is there are so many, and so serious, objections to each method now commonly employed that it may not be misconstrued if an effort be made to advance some suggestion for its relief other than those generally accepted.
Any treatment which primarily gives temporary relief, but whose secondary effects are hurtful, worse, indeed, than the original disease which it is sought to relieve, must be relegated to the rear as soon as another method is brought forward whose primary effect is fully that desired, permanent in nature and followed by no secondary effect whatever except that which is beneficial. If it can be proven that such result is attainable without any extraordinary instrumentation,
KUYK DA. AN OPERATIVE METHOD FOR THE REDUCTION OF HYPERTROPHY OF THE INFERIOR TURBINATEOTHER THAN BY CAUTERIZATION OR EXSECTION.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(9):785-787. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220350043001i