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June 1948

NEW DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE FOR BOECK'S SARCOIDA Preliminary Report

Author Affiliations

Associate Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology of Columbia University NEW YORK
From the Department of Otolaryngology of the New York Post Graduate Medical School and Hospital of Columbia University.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;47(6):818-821. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690030845011
Abstract

It has hitherto been customary to look on Boeck's sarcoid as one having to do mainly with a morbid process of the skin. Periodicals normally occupied with the interests of dermatology have carried the most extensive studies thereof. In more recent years, as the knowledge of the disease broadened, reviews on tuberculosis have carried an occasional treatise. And now, that it is well known that sarcoidosis does not confine itself to a local area such as the common integument, but may and does attack every organ of the body, specialists of other branches of medicine have taken up the task of probing the extent of this insidious disease. As a result of the latter effort articles have appeared recently in numerous periodicals other than those just mentioned. Journals on otolaryngology are showing some activity in this field. Rhinolaryngologists are calling attention to the fact that the nose, larynx, trachea and

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