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December 10, 1892

THE MEDICAL TREATMENT OF ACUTE TONSILLITIS AND PHARYNGITIS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY BASED ON ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-NINE CASES.Read in the Section of Laryngology and Otology, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(24):685-690. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420240007001b

The modern revival of therapeutics has been attended by the introduction of new remedies almost without number. It is a fair question to ask, how much have the latter benefited us? Are the new better than the old? We shall be gratified if we find that the new-comers, especially the synthetic compounds, have enabled us to cure more quickly, more safely and more agreeably than their predecessors.

It is to help answer one phase of this question that the present paper has been planned. Herewith are presented the results of treatment in one hundred and sixty-nine cases of acute tonsillitis and pharyngitis according to three distinct methods, or rather with three distinct drugs, together with some deductions which may rightly be drawn from this number of cases.

Under the title of "pharyngitis" reference is here made only to the various aspects of the catarrhal inflammations. Under "tonsillitis" are included the

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