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December 21, 1889

REPORT ON INTUBATION OF THE LARYNX.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR LARYNGOLOGY AND RHINOLOGY COLLEGE PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, OF CHICAGO; PROFESSOR LARYNGOLOGY AND RHINOLOGY POST-GRADUATE SCHOOL, OF CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(25):882-884. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440070016005

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Abstract

It is my pleasure, Mr. Chairman, to report that intubation is still growing in favor, and fulfilling the expectations of its advocates. At the last meeting of this Association, I reported 150 cases coming under my personal care, with forty-one recoveries or 27.33 per cent. During the past year I have operated sixty times, with twenty-eight recoveries or 46.66 per cent.; making a total of 210 cases with sixty-nine recoveries or 32.85 per cent. The operation performed as it is, as a last resort, when the patient has been given up to die and other measures have been tried in vain, a saving of one out of three is a most satisfactory result, and places the procedure in the front rank among the life-saving operations.

It will be observed that the percentage of recoveries during the last year has been much larger than before, amounting to nearly 50 per cent.

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