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October 23, 1909

SARCOMA OF THE TONSIL: REPORT OF A CASE, WITH REMARKS ON THE TECHNIC OF THE OPERATION

JAMA. 1909;LIII(17):1398-1399. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550170048002g
Abstract

The relative infrequency of sarcoma of the tonsil and the apparent hopelessness of the patient prompt me to write this paper.

History.  —E. M., Wood River, Neb., Dane, aged 48, farmer, single. Family history negative; no history of injury; no previous history of sickness that would have any bearing on present condition. The patient entered Omaha General Hospital, Jan. 6, 1908, with the following story: In June or July, 1907, he noticed a slight "fulness" or "swelling" of the left tonsil; not enough to trouble him particularly, and not enough to have remembered, had not subsequent developments caused him to recall early symptoms. This condition continued until the early part of November, 1907, the "fulness" and "swelling" gradually but slowly becoming more pronounced. From November until the time of presentation for assistance, the swelling had enlarged quite rapidly, and worried

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