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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.
WAXHAM FE. REPORT ON INTUBATION OF THE LARYNX. JAMA. 1889;XIII(25):882–884. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440070016005
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