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Intubation of the larynx has been so frequently and unfavorably compared with tracheotomy that I feel it my duty to report the cases coming under my observation, and to point out some of the reasons for unfavorable results.
It has been my experience, largely through the courtesy of my confreres, to have now operated on something over four hundred cases, with results that might well make any one an enthusiastic supporter of the operation.
It should be remarked that these operations were performed in private practice in a large city and its suburbs, without selection, upon all cases dying from laryngeal obstruction, without reference to age, malignancy of disease or unfavorable surroundings. It must be remarked also that a great many of these cases were experimental cases, and many could have been saved with the more modern instruments and with the judgment and skill coming with larger experience.
WAXHAM FE. REPORT OF FOUR HUNDRED CASES OF INTUBATION OF THE LARYNX, WITH PRACTICAL DEDUCTIONS. Read in the Section oi Diseases of Children, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June. 1892. JAMA. 1892;XIX(25):714–715. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420250008001a
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