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September 22, 1923

TONSILLECTOMY BY MEANS OF THE ALVEOLAR EMINENCE OF THE Mandible and a Guillotine. With a Review of the Collateral Issues.

JAMA. 1923;81(12):1043. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650120075034

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This monograph includes a substantial bibliography and an index. The object, as stated in the preface, is to present in a satisfactory manner the author's method of tonsillectomy. To this he subsequently decided to add a review of such collateral issues as embryology, comparative anatomy, general human anatomy, physiology, pathology, clinical laryngology and surgery. The primary object has certainly been accomplished. The clearness of the text, together with ample illustrations, leaves little to be desired as an authoritative guide for this operation, which has become a method of performing tonsillectomy now utilized by almost all laryngologists, at least in this country. There are many who have used this method for years, however, who do not consider it the method of choice for all cases in which tonsillectomy is indicated. The reason why the author finds it universally the method of choice, perhaps, may be expressed in his own words (p.

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