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July 21, 1906

SOME RECENT RHINOLOGIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND TENDENCIES.ADDRESS OF CHAIRMAN OF SECTION ON LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY AT THE FIFTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, AT BOSTON, JUNE, 1906.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(3):161-165. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210030001001
Abstract

Articles on rhinologic subjects are being produced in such numbers and are so widely scattered in the medical journals of all nations that much that is of higher value than what has been noted in this paper has doubtless escaped my notice, and this review necessarily includes only a portion of the many subjects that interest rhinologists to-day.

THE EXTERNAL NOSE—ACNE ROSACEA.  F. Bloebaum1 describes a radical treatment by means of the galvanocautery for rhinophyma, that aggravated form of acne rosacea in which the nose is disfigured by lobes and tuberosities of hypertrophied integument. He employs pricking of the skin and slitting of ectatic vessels with the galvanocautery needle, in diffuse cases going over the whole surface of the nose in this manner. Hypertrophic protuberances are removed with the hot wire snare, a platino-iridium knife and a flat burner. The cosmetic effect is perfect, the nose becoming smooth and

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