It is not so very long ago, not too long for the older ones among us to readily remember, that deviation of the septum was considered a veritable bugbear by the majority of rhinologists. The methods then in vogue to remedy this deformity were few and not generally satisfactory, so as to insure permanent results and relief of the train of symptoms produced by the more or less pronounced nasal stenosis. It is beyond the limits of this paper to enumerate all the different methods that have been devised, beginning with the compressing forceps of Adams, or even with the procedures of the older surgeons, as Dieffenbach, Bolton, Gunn, Chassaignac and many others; nor do I propose to enter into any discussion of the etiology, pathology and symptomatology of this deformity and its local and general consequences for the patient. An immense progress, as far as the relief from stenotic
THORNER M. OBSERVATIONS ON ASCH OPERATION FOR DEVIATION OF CARTILAGINOUS SEPTUM.. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(1):6–12. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610010006001a
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