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November 18, 1893

SOME REMARKS ON THE OPERATIVE METHODS IN THE TREATMENT OF ADENOID GROWTHS.Read in the Section on Laryngology and Otology, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(21):764-765. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420730014002c

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It is not my intention in this paper to give a resumé of the operative methods in the treatment of adenoid growths, nor a historical outline of its gradual development and improvement; but simply to describe the operative method I have now employed for several years in the treatment of this condition. In the various steps of the operation I claim nothing original; my originality, if any exists, arises from the manner in which the successive steps are made to interlace. It is with growing interest that I have watched, year by year, the rapid increase in the number and variety of forceps and curettes for the operative removal of these growths, until my interest has become satiated with their multiplicity. Many of these inventors seem to have overlooked the fact that nature has endowed them, not only with the safest and most complete, but also the most sensitive instrument

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