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June 19, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(25):1203-1204. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440250045012

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Congress of the French Society of Otology and Laryngology, Paris, May.  —Moure terminated his address on ozena by protesting against the too frequent assumption that ozena is incurable. His treatment is merely nasal and retro-nasal antiseptic irrigations with sprays of the same and of oil after removal of the crusts when the patient wishes only to be relieved of the fetid odor. When more complete treatment is desired he adds vibratory massage every second day for a fortnight, then twice a week for a month, then once, and more rarely after this. The massage is followed by irrigation and removal of all the crusts and then with a spray of 5 to 25 per cent. nitrate of silver. He reports numbers of cures with this method sufficiently prolonged. It also enables the existence of complications to be determined and cured. General tonic treatment is necessary with it as indicated. Luc

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