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June 7, 1890

A NEW MOUTH GAG. TOGETHER WITH THE CONSIDERATION OF OTHER POSSIBLE AIDS TO BETTER RESULTS FROM INTUBATION OF THE LARYNX.Read in the Section of Laryngology and Otology, at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1889.

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JAMA. 1890;XIV(23):812-817. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410230004002

Your indulgence is needed for the crudeness of this paper and the immature thoughts I have to offer, for one of the instruments I have to present was only finished the day I left Denver on my way here, and the description and argument have necessarily found expression since that time.

However, if a strong belief, backed by a peculiar and varied experience, that intubation of the larynx is a better operation than results up to now have proved it to be; in other words, that the ratio of recoveries by that operation is susceptible of much improvement—if this is any excuse for my burdening you, then I shall not despair of your concurring approbation or your opposing criticism. If you feel as I do about it, you will welcome any agitation of this subject that will give promise of some realization of the above expressed belief.

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