At the Tenth International Medical Congress a paper was read before the Laryngological Section, which at once attracted attention, first, because it sought to introduce a novelty into our therapeusis; secondly, because it had for its scope and promise the cure of a class of diseases which have been regarded as nearly or altogether incurable. I refer to Dr. Brown's paper on Vibratory Massage of the Nose, etc.
In order to refresh the memory of the reader I will take the liberty of presenting an extract translation of the above mentioned contribution.
The two massage movements employed are known according to Dr. Kellgrew (London) as effleurage and vibration.
By effleurage is meant a stroking movement superficial or deep, the force of which varies from a scarcely perceptible touch to distinct pressure.
By vibration is meant a light, rapid trembling movement, having its origin in the elbow joint and which is
PIERCE NH. A BRIEF COMMUNICATION ON NASAL VIBRATION (MASSAGE) WITH REPORT OF CASES.. JAMA. 1891;XVII(15):545-547. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410930009001e