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December 25, 1937

Quelques vérités premiéres (ou soi-disant telles) en oto-rhino-laryngologie

JAMA. 1937;109(26):2165. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780520055033

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In his preface the author states that, while there are many disputable conceptions regarding theories of pathogenesis, some clinical facts and some therapeutic results seem to be definitely settled. In this little brochure Ombrédanne considers important points relative to the nose, nasal sinuses, larynx, trachea, esophagus and ear as well as the various methods of examination, such as bronchoscopy, covering them in the course of eight chapters. The discussions under various headings and subheadings are in the nature of short statements resembling aphorisms. Attention is called to only the most important facts, and many epigrammatic statements refer to various essential facts, such as the warning with regard to the danger of infection at the entrance of the nose or upper lip and the possibility of extension by way of septic thrombophlebitis to the interior of the cranium and the consequent septicemia and death. The author warns against manipulation of the

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