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Since a few years the subject of pathology and and therapeutics of cancer of the larynx has engaged the profession in an unusual degree. The object of the discussion was, above all, to ascertain the best method of treating cases of this kind, to find certain and distinct indications by which we might be guided under all circumstances. This object, however, has not yet been attained. The views of various authors are still so different from each other that in every single case of carcinoma of the larynx the question, what to do with it, will have to be answered according to the individual experience and views of the surgeon attending the case. The principal question that arises is if the chance of prolonging the life of the patient is greater by not operating for the local trouble at all, except performing tracheotomy whenever needed, or by intralaryngeal procedure, or
THORNER M. REPORT OF A CASE OF PARTIAL LARYNGECTOMY FOR CARCINOMA OF THE LARYNX.Read in the Section of Laryngology and Otology at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association at Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890.. JAMA. 1890;XIV(25):893–895. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410250013001d