[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 18.207.108.191. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
November 19, 1910

THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF THE EARLIER CHANGES IN THE LARYNX IN PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS

Author Affiliations

ASHEVILLE, N. C.

JAMA. 1910;55(21):1806-1808. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330210034011
Abstract

There is no more encouraging fact in the development of modern medicine than the interest that is being taken in the early diagnosis and the rational treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. The medical profession must not be satisfied, however, with what has been accomplished, for satisfaction with one's own achievements rings the knell of all further progress; rather, physicians should keep their minds open to discern where the present practice is imperfect and be ready to correct flaws as soon as they are discovered.

An important defect in the early diagnosis of tuberculosis is the fact that few physicians in the examination of such patients pay any attention to the condition of the larynx or are capable of making the necessary examination to determine the condition of this organ.

No examination of a tubereulous patient can be called satisfactory or thorough in which a laryngeal examination has not been made, and

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×