The 100 cases which form the basis for the observations on septal deviations have been selected from the case books of both hospital and private work.
Each case was one of more or less marked deviation. Care has been taken not to include in this list mere cartilaginous or osseous spurs, so that those cases tabulated under the head of "Spurs" represent cases in which these outgrowths were removed because it was thought that the physiologic function of the nasal chambers could be restored without recourse to the more formidable operative procedures.
In tabulating the result of the operations, a good result is noted when the object sought has been attained and does not mean that in each case recorded as "good" a perfectly straight septum has been secured, nor that each case has been entirely uneventful in its course.
Cases classified as "fair" were those which could not be
GIBB JS. DEVIATIONS OF THE NASAL SEPTUM.A REVIEW OF ONE HUNDRED OPERATIONS FOR CORRECTION.. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(18):1296-1301. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500180001f