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March 26, 1887

MY FIRST INTUBATION OF THE LARYNX; RECOVERY.Read before the Denver Medical Association, February 8, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(13):342-344. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391380006001c

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Abstract

For several months I have been on the outlook for an opportunity to use my set of O'Dwyer's intubation tubes. The first opportunity, that of diphtheritic laryngitis at the Orphans' Home, was lost through the negligence to call me in time. The little patient's heart was ceasing to beat as I reached the Orphans' Home.

On February 1, at 2 A.M., I was called in haste to see a 6 year old boy at 1016 Thirteenth St., the adopted son of J. H. T. He was a rosy-cheeked fellow, apparently in the best of health except for the dyspnœa, etc., which characterized his condition at that time. His respirations were labored, decidedly croupy, his face suffused, and there was aphonia. His temperature, in the groin, was normal, pulse 120, and respirations 35 per minute. On examining the throat a patch of false membrane was detected to the right of the

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