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
MINOR CL. THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF THE EARLIER CHANGES IN THE LARYNX IN PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS. JAMA. 1910;55(21):1806–1808. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330210034011
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