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October 5, 1940

OSTEOMYELITIS OF THE FRONTAL BONEAS A COMPLICATION OF FRONTAL SINUSITIS

JAMA. 1940;115(14):1179-1183. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810400031006
Abstract

Osteomyelitis of the frontal bone is one of the most dreaded of surgical diseases and one of the most fatal. In some parts of the country osteomyelitis of the frontal bone as a complication of infection of the frontal sinus is a rare disease. In my locality the fulminating type, and most of our cases fall into this class, is fairly common. Osteomyelitis of the long bones of the leg occurs over wider areas. When a disease is deadly, when patients suffering from it may come first to the general practitioner, the surgeon or the specialist and when recent work has been done on the disease the results of which are not yet in the textbooks, I feel that it becomes a subject of general interest. At least this is my hope. Also this is my alibi for presenting the subject today.

During the past seven years I have begun

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