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October 3, 1891

TREATMENT OF HYPERTROPHIED TONSILS BY MEANS OF IGNIPUNCTURE.Read in the Section on Larynology and Otology at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

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JAMA. 1891;XVII(14):511-513. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410920015002c

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Consulting Laryngologist to Cincinnati Free Hospital for Women; Clinical Demonstrator of Laryngology and Otology in the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, and Clinical Lecturer of Rhinology and Laryngology, in the Women's Medical College of Cincinnati.

There is probably no disease with which the laryngologist has to deal with more frequently than enlarged or hypertrophied tonsils, and consequently a successful method of their treatment, I trust, will prove of interest to all.

This condition, while not presenting the unfavorable prognosis of many forms of throat disease, yet I think will at times prove quite as distressing and a source of as much discomfort to the patient, as some of the most serious maladies with which we come in contact. As it is not the object of this paper to present the various forms of hypertrophy or disease of the tonsils or their attending symptoms, I will not enter into a

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