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July 30, 1887

INTUBATION OF THE LARYNX, WITH INFERENCES FROM ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FOUR OPERATIONS.Read in the Section on Diseases of Children, at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1887,

JAMA. 1887;IX(5):135-139. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400040007002

In presenting this paper, it is not with the object of instructing this assembly or of imparting anything new or startling, but simply to present the result of my experience with this new operation, with which you are all familiar, and to excite a discussion which will be more valuable than any contribution.

On April 19, 1885, I performed intubation, for the first time, according to the method of Dr. O'Dwyer. In August, 1886, I reported 83 cases with 23 recoveries, or a percentage of 27.71. Since the latter report it has been my privilege to perform the operation in 53 cases, with 14 recoveries, making a total of 136 cases with 37 recoveries, or 27.20 per cent.

The ages of these patients were as follows:

There were 72 cases three years old or under, with 16 recoveries, or 22 per cent., while there were 64 cases over three years,