It is seventeen years since Meyer, of Copenhagen, first wrote his paper on adenoid growths in the naso-pharynx. Since then the importance of the subject has grown constantly more apparent in explaining not only a set of symptoms directly dependent upon their presence, but in the understanding of a series of sequelæ and of subsequent local changes. Since then also there has been such an abundance of papers more or less complete that there is little left to be said except in a discussion of details.
The subject is, however, of such importance that some points in regard to it bear repetition. One of these, which has not been dwelt on so much in this country as abroad, is the pathological anatomy and the ultimate change of the lymphoid tissue. There are few who have had the opportunity of examining the post mortem appearances of either the healthy or the
WRIGHT J. LYMPHOID HYPERTROPHY IN THE PHARYNGEAL VAULT.Read in the Section of Loryngology and Otology, at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890.. JAMA. 1890;XV(8):269–274. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410340001001