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October 22, 1892

DISEASES OF THE NASO-PHARYNGEAL PORTION OF THE RESPIRATORY TRACT, THEIR RELATION TO, AND ULTERIOR EFFECTS UPON THE GENERAL HEALTH.Read before the Section of Laryngology and Otology, at the Forty-third annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

Author Affiliations

OF MANISTEE, MICH. Late of Chicago, Member of Chicago Medical Society, and American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(17):486-489. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420170010001d

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Mr. President, Officers, and Members of the American Medical Association, Gentlemen:

I here submit for your kind consideration, an article entitled, "The Diseases of the Naso-pharyngeal Portion of the Respiratory Tract; their Relation to, and Ulterior Effects upon the General Health."

My reason for selecting this subject, is because of the practical relation which it sustains to many of the diseases coming under the observation of the general practitioner. But before proceeding farther, I wish to offer an apology to the Association for briefness, as the subject is too extensive to expatiate upon, at any considerable length, in the space here allotted.

Owing to the geographical distribution of nose and throat affections in this country, their prevailing frequency in our large cities, and along the borders of our great lakes, it is an experience of most frequent occurrence to observe the effects of sudden changes of temperature, upon the human

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