In a previous number, having given the treatment of the different forms of nasal discharge classified as catarrhal, at the Central Hospital, I shall now proceed to make clear the method used for the cure of those varieties of ear disease usually termed catarrh, and divided into acute non-suppurative, acute suppurative, chronic non-suppurative and chronic suppurative.
Acute Non-suppurative and Suppurative.
—Since the acute suppurative is only a more advanced or severe form of the non-suppurative, for clinical convenience they will be discussed together. Children who are victims of adenoids in the naso-pharynx are most susceptible to acute catarrh. Frequently the disease progresses no further than the non-suppurative variety. When due to adenoids they are removed under nitrous oxid gas, the curette generally being invoked, followed by a good finger scraping. When the faucial tonsils are enlarged they are removed first, at the same sitting, with a Mackenzie guillotine, the whole
EWING FC. THE TREATMENT OF AURAL CATARRH IN THE LONDON CENTRAL THROAT, NOSE AND EAR HOSPITAL. JAMA. 1896;XXVI(9):411–412. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430610013002d
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