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March 16, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(11):375-378. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400880015002

Forty-two Cases of Intubation.  Dr. F. K. Priest reports: In a series of 266 cases admitted to the Willard Parker Hospital, intubation was performed for the relief of laryngeal stenosis, in 42, or a little over 22 per cent, of that number, with a percentage of recoveries of 26.19. The majority of these cases were of undoubted diphtheria, with well-marked symptoms of laryngeal stenosis, at the time of admission, while many of them had been without proper care or medical treatment and well-advanced in the last stages of septicæmia, the operation being performed merely for the relief of the stenosis, with no hope of ultimate recovery.Of the 42 cases 8 were cases of diphtheria complicating or accompanying other contagious diseases, as follows: 1 case of measles and diphtheritic conjunctivitis; 1 of varicella; and 6 of scarlet fever. In 35 of the 42 cases membrane was present in