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This little monograph discusses, in detail, infections of the tonsillar fossa, the authors preferring that term to those of peritonsillitis or paratonsillitis. The normal and the pathologic anatomy of the tonsillar fossa are first discussed in considerable detail, and the authors lay considerable stress on the details of the supratonsillar space. The etiology of the various infections in and about the tonsils is then described. In the chapter on clinical study, attention is called to the fact that in the posterior type of infection of the tonsillar fossa there is absence of trismus. In the next section, the subject of the local complications in the pharynx, larynx and peritracheal tissues is discussed. Under the heading of "Diagnosis," the exploratory puncture of infected tissue is described. The next chapter deals with the medical treatment, including local applications of epinephrine, chloride of zinc, tincture of iodine and light scarifications of the soft
Les phlegmons de la loge amygdalienne: Diagnostic et traitement. JAMA. 1934;103(4):284. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750300058033