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July 26, 1902

Some Thoughts on the Principles of Local Treatment in Diseases of the Upper Air Passages, Being Two Lectures at the Medical Graduates College and Polyclinic, on October 2 and 9, 1901. With an Appendix Consisting of Two Letters Published on November 23, 1901. and on January 11, 1902, in the British Medical Journal.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(4):213. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480300037022

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This is a reproduction of two lectures delivered before the Graduates' College and Polyclinic in London last fall, and which were published in the British Medical Journal of November 2 and 9 last. The discussion which was excited among laryngologists is probably fresh in the memory of many of our readers as the conservative views of Sir Felix Semon and his rather caustic criticisms of some of his contemporaries gave rise to a rather notable episode in British medicine at the time. The author regrets that he can not publish all the letters that appeared during the controversy, but the copyright law does not permit it. This is to be regretted by the readers, for they would add to the value of the volume, making it an interesting little bit of medical history. He has, therefore, only added the first and last of his own letters which are, as he

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