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JAMA 100 Years Ago
December 12, 2012


Author Affiliations

JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2012;308(22):2318. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3375

Recently a series of cases of hyperthyroidism have been reported in which various operations on the nose and throat have brought great relief of symptoms and sometimes such a remission of the uncomfortable manifestations of the affection as would ordinarily be called a “cure.” In the majority of these cases hypertrophied turbinates were found and various methods of treatment, especially cauterization, were followed by favorable effects on the constitutional affection. Successful treatment of other pathologic conditions of the nose, however, as nasal polypi and spurs on the septum, had a similar beneficial result. The removal of adenoids from the throat and of hypertrophied tonsils had a like favorable action.