The unsatisfactory, not to say dangerous results of much of the nasal and nasal-sinus surgery of radical character which has prevailed during the past few years are now being recognized more generally, and conservative methods of treatment are being developed. Such agencies as negative pressure and hot dry air have been somewhat extensively used and praised; but Jonathan Wright1 questions the therapeutic value of the former in sinus disease, and the dry hot-air treatment of ear and nasal suppurations has failed to become popular largely because of the inconvenience and unreliability of the available means of its application. During the past year I have made rather extensive use of hot air and nascent iodin, following the publication of a paper by Dr. C. J. Koenig2 of Paris.
Complicated and expensive apparatus is wholly unnecessary. My latest and simplest heater consists of section of brass gas-tubing, 3 inches long,
BROWN EJ. CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT F SOME ARAL AND NASAL CONDIONSAIR AND BY HOT AIR AND IODOFORM: A SIMPLE AND PRACTICAL METHOD. JAMA. 1913;60(25):1946–1947. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340250014007
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