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September 13, 1890

THE IMPORTANCE OF SURGICAL MEANS APPLIED TO THE NASO-PHARYNX IN THE RELIEF OF NASO-PHARYNGEAL AND MIDDLE-EAR CATARRH.Read in the Section of laryngology and Otology at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890.

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JAMA. 1890;XV(11):377-380. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410370001001

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As a preface to the few remarks I am about to make I wish to offer a few words in explanation; not in apology. During the early part of the present year, at the invitation of your Secretary, I furnished him with the title of the present paper. Shortly after having written to Dr. Potter I received a copy of the Journal of the Respiratory Organs, containing that most excellent paper read by Dr. Daly before the New York Medical Society, carrying out, to some extent, the very idea and train of thought I intended following in presenting this subject for your consideration. I immediately wrote Dr. Potter requesting his permission to change my subject, to which he kindly consented, but, at the same time, urging me to continue its agitation. Concluding that the doctor's advice was well worthy of consideration, I decided to adhere to my original

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