The practice of rhinology some years ago was in great danger of becoming monotonous. At our conventions the papers on reflex neuroses, adenoids and deviated septa were too numerous and were discussed over and over. What a pleasant change has taken place since, and how differently we treated "nasal catarrh" in the past from what we do now! Each case of atrophie rhinitis and of ozena is a study in itself, and every disease of the accessory sinuses means good judgment and labor. But just this change has lent new interest to our work. Foremost in this respect are the affections of the frontal sinus.
In the paper which I have the honor of presenting to you, principally the chronic forms of suppurative frontal sinusitis are dealt with. In order not to be misunderstood in my conclusions, it will be wise to state from the start that by far the
FREUDENTHAL W. THE RADICAL OPERATION FOR EMPYEMA OF THE FRONTAL SINUS. JAMA. 1905;XLIV(6):446–455. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500330014001c
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