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May 9, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(19):1502-1510. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310450012001d

The attention of the profession is once more called to my operation for intranasal drainage of the frontal sinus, for the purpose of making its merits more generally known, and of pointing out some modifications in instruments and technic that make it applicable to a larger number of cases, and that guard it from the dangers that have been pointed out by more or less friendly theoretic critics. In the beginning, however, I wish to say that the operation, as described by me in 1904, has proved itself one of the most satisfactory surgical measures that I have ever known. In no case, so far as I know, has the operation itself ever caused any untoward symptoms, although one case of meningitis developed immediately following the too forcible injection of a weak solution of peroxid of hydrogen, eight days after the operation, in a patient with extreme atrophy of all