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March 16, 1901

TREATMENT OF LARYNGEAL TUBERCULOSIS AT THE MONTEFIORE HOME FOR CHRONIC INVALIDS (N. Y.)

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NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(11):714-718. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470110016002d
Abstract

One of the most difficult chapters in the treatment of the upper air-passages is the management and treatment of laryngeal tuberculosis. In fact, to the hospital physician this has been one of the most disagreeable tasks possible. To see these most miserable of sufferers live for months, or even years, with constantly increasing pain, for whom even the swallowing of their own saliva is a dreaded effort, has been an occurrence of every day; and we, as physicians, have been as a rule practically helpless in combatting this disease. Morphin, internally and locally, quickly reached its effectiveness in most cases, and for many patients the cocain spray is extremely disagreeable. For the last ten years I have had to attend to these patients at the Montefiore Home, where we have sometimes as many as twenty or thirty suffering from laryngeal tuberculosis in every stage possible. That under the above condition

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