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March 13, 1926

DORSAL SITTING POSITION FOR MAKING DIRECT LARYNGEAL AND UPPER ESOPHAGEAL EXAMINATIONS

JAMA. 1926;86(11):748. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.26720370001008

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Abstract

In making a direct laryngeal or esophageal examination, it is essential that the patient be placed in such a position that the examiner may readily see the parts without undue strain on the patient or himself. In many instances in which it is necessary to make a hasty examination, assistants are not always available to hold the patient's head over the end of the table (Rose-Boyce). The position here described, which is applicable to home or office use, is easily performed without an assistant. It is extremely useful in making a quick examination of the larynx or upper portion of the esophagus, or when a large number of patients have to receive examinations and treatment, as in tuberculosis hospitals.

The patient is seated on a low stool. On each side of him is placed a chair, on which he rests his arms for support. The chairs should be higher than

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