In the course of examinations of the ears, nose and throat in the Sixth Corps Area Army Induction Board at Chicago, the author was impressed with the frequency of papilloma of the tonsil and uvula. This frequency was in contrast to the comparative rarity with which these growths have been recorded in the literature. For example, in 1927 Vidau1 reported from a survey of the world's literature 16 cases of papilloma of the tonsil. New and Childrey,2 in 1931, reported 10 cases of papilloma of the tonsil seen among 357 cases of tumors of the tonsil and pharynx observed in the Mayo Clinic from 1917 to 1930, inclusive. In 1938 Frank3 reported 3 cases of papilloma of the tonsil seen over a period of six years by the department of pathology of Michael Reese Hospital.
Frank further stated that "true tumors of the tonsils, whether benign or malignant, are rare
HENNER R. PAPILLOMA OF THE TONSIL AND UVULA. Arch Otolaryngol. 1942;35(5):810–811. doi:10.1001/archotol.1942.00670010817015