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March 27, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(13):966. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670390046025

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Hemilaryngectomy  Dr. Souza Mendes recently reported to the Medical and Surgical Society a case of hemilaryngectomy, the first time this operation has been performed in Brazil. The patient, aged 56, had for more than twenty years a masked form of goiter, and suffered from a prickle cell carcinoma in the left vocal cord. Gluck and Soerensen's technic was used, with local anesthesia. Healing was by first intention, and the patient was discharged on the twelfth day following the operation. Dr. Souza Mendes discussed incidentally the excellent results secured by him and Dr. D. de Sanson in several total laryngectomies. He explained the successful outcome and benign course in such cases through the great humidity and high temperature in Rio. These seem to block rather effectively postoperative pneumonia, so frequent in Europe in such cases.

Progressive Muscular Atrophy  Prof. Henrique Roxo exhibited before the Society of Neurology and Legal Medicine a

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