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September 8, 1883

ON THE ELEMENTS OF PROGNOSIS AND OF THERAPEUSIS APEUSIS IN TUBERCULOSIS OF THE LARYNX.

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PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1883;I(9):261-263. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.023900900050001a

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Abstract

[Read to the Section on Ophthalmology, Otology, and Laryngology, June, 1883.]

While acknowledging the stern truth that the prognosis is always bad in tuberculosis of the larynx, it may be maintained that the prognosis is less unfavorable in certain groups of cases than in others; and that systematic therapeutic measures are capable of doing much more good in such cases than is generally admitted, even to the establishment of reparative processes in occasional instances.

A case mentioned in the edition of 1879 of a treatise by myself on Diseases of the Throat and Nasal Passages, as having lived more than eight years after the re-establishment of comparative health, is still alive and doing well; and several others that have been under my observation have recovered so far as to resume their occupations, and maintain a tolerable degree of health, and of enjoyment of their impaired lives.

The proportion of such

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