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June 16, 1900


Author Affiliations

Professor of Diseases of the Nose. Throat, and Ear in the Illinois Medical College; Professor in the Post-Graduate School. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(24):1540. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610240032003h

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The following case presents a unique feature, in that it was impossible to remove all of the laryngeal growths with any instruments that were obtainable, but that no difficulty was found operating with the special instrument shown in the illustration.

The case was that of a harness manufacturer, 50 years old, who had been in his present business thirty-two years. In 1895 he had experienced some annoyance from hoarseness; in December, 1897 he had a "cold in his throat," resulting in a loss of voice for two days; in the following summer the hoarseness returned and grew worse until, in November, 1898, there was complete suppression of the voice. The aphonia remained until the last of the papillomata were removed in January of the present year. The patient had been under the care of Dr. J. L. Eger, of Delphos, Ohio, who recognized the character of the tumors and referred

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