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September 30, 1905

THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOUS CERVICAL LYMPH GLANDS.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(14):1007-1008. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510140055010
Abstract

Although recovery from tuberculosis, wherever situated, occurs not rarely, such a result, of course, is not always to be expected. When the disease is not accessible to surgical intervention the best results will be obtained from an intelligent combination of fresh air, a generous diet and a proper adjustment of rest and exercise. On the other hand, surgical measures should be instituted when the disease is within reach. These remarks are applicable especially to tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands in the neck. Apart from the local disturbance, there is here also the danger of the conveyance of the disease to remote parts through the blood stream. Admirable results have been reported from various sources from extirpation of such tuberculous glands, the prognosis being more favorable in children than in adults. To the statistics already published may be added those recently presented by Dr. Charles N. Dowd,1 who records the

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