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February 1935

DIAGNOSIS AND SURGICAL TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS OF THE LARYNX

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(2):175-189. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020184008
Abstract

Much has been written about the etiology and pathology of tuberculosis of the larynx. I shall not repeat this, but shall review some of my practical experience with about six hundred cases of tuberculosis of the larynx during the past ten years. The large amount of material with which I have had the opportunity to work enabled me to use a number of new methods for the first time in this country.

Tuberculosis of the larynx is sadly neglected both by the general practitioner and by the laryngologist. It is often looked on as a fatal complication arising during active pulmonary tuberculosis. It is my opinion, however, not only that in a large number of cases laryngeal tuberculosis can be cured but that there are many cases in which the active treatment contributes largely to the improvement and ultimate cure of the underlying pulmonary condition. Such cases, of course,

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