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March 4, 1899


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JAMA. 1899;XXXII(9):467-468. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450360017001h

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In this brief paper on adenoid vegetations in the nasopharynx I shall confine myself to a consideration of the measures which I have employed at different times, and especially those that I have found most satisfactory in the management of this condition. Its pathology and its importance are both so generally conceded that nothing appears to be required in order to establish these facts which are set forth in all works on laryngology. But as the method of dealing with this trouble has varied widely in the hands of different authorities, it might be well to briefly review these different procedures in the light of our individual experience. The treatment may be either medical or surgical, or the two may be very happily combined. In my judgment the surgical procedures are by far the most efficient, and they consist in the radical removal of the growths.

The question of anesthesia

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