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November 12, 1892

CATARRAL SORE THROAT IN THE LAKE REGION.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

WAUKEGAN, ILL. PROF. OF PATHOLOGY IN THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF CHICAGO, FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, ETC., ETC.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(20):565-568. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420200001001
Abstract

I wish to premise that the discussion of our subject in this paper is from the point of view of a general practitioner, not that of a specialist.

I shall use the term catarrhal sore throat, in this connection, to indicate that class of diseases, whether of the tonsils, pharynx or the larynx, where there is actually present or where there exists a strong tendency to a catarrhal inflammation of all these organs. In order to limit my meaning more definitely, I will refer briefly to the fact that all inflammations of the throat, of whatever form, may be classified as catarrhal, croupous and diphtheritic. A catarrhal inflammation, whether mucous, serous or purulent, is accompanied by an exudate which has no tendency to coagulate. A croupous inflammation is accompanied by an exudate which contains a greater amount of albumin and fibrin than the catarrhal variety, and consequently does tend to

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