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September 12, 1896

ELECTROLYSIS FOR THE REDUCTION OF SPURS OF THE NASAL SEPTUM.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Laryngology and Rhinology in Northwestern University Medical School (Chicago Medical College); Laryngologist and Rhinologist to St. Luke's Hospital; Laryngologist to Wesley Hospital, etc. CHICAGO, ILL.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(11):578-582. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430890016002d
Abstract

A year ago I gave the results of recent experience with electrolysis for the reduction of spurs of the nasal septum, in a paper read before the section of Laryngology and Otology of the American Medical Association,1 and later in another paper before the American Laryngological Association,2 and it is not my purpose in this supplementary report to repeat the technical details of the procedure or to recite cases at length, but simply to formulate conclusions bearing upon the exact limitations of this method.

The bibliography having been presented in previous papers, will be omitted at this time; suffice it to say, that a few European operators have advocated the method and some have praised it with seeming extravagance.

Customarily spurs or excrescences of the septum narium are removed by surgical means, by the knife, saw and drill, and these are the methods employed by myself in the

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