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April 18, 1903

BROMID OF ETHYL IN ADENOTOMY AND TONSILLOTOMY.

Author Affiliations

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.

JAMA. 1903;XL(16):1054-1057. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490160006001c
Abstract

GENERAL STATEMENTS.  I wish to preface this study on bromid of ethyl with a few statements, which, though they apply to the use of any one of the general anesthetics in adenotomy and tonsillotomy, yet they more naturally formulate and have particular application in the use of bromid of ethyl in the operations we wish to consider. They will not only serve the operator as guiding principles, but will foreshadow the general limitations of ethyl bromid in operations on adenoids and diseased tonsils.1. If an indication is found for the removal of tonsillar or adenoid tissue, a minute differential diagnosis of the pathologic condition is absolutely imperative. Otherwise there can be no scientific remedial disposal made of it. There will be selected an improper method of operation, either in the choice of the most suitable anesthetic or of the instruments best adapted. Not only must the eye make an

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