With the advance in other branches of medicine in the past few years, otology and laryngology with their allied branches have fully kept pace. The otologist has made himself not only master of the indication pointing toward the involvement of disease in the adjoining sinuses, and in the cranial cavity, but the technics of operative procedure have been fully mastered, so that what was formerly done occasionally by the general surgeon, or more frequently was entirely unrecognized, is now promptly discovered and attended to by him.
In laryngology, intubation of a gradual nature by Schröter's tubes, or the O'Dwyer tube, has taken the place of tracheotomy in acute stenoses, while in the more chronic forms both tracheotomy and intubation may be required. In cases where a preliminary tracheotomy has been performed, the retention of the intubation-tube has been found to be frequently impossible. For such cases the ingenuity of Dr.
MAYER E. SECTION ON LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY. CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS. JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(6):307–308. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450580001001
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