Through the courtesy of the chief of the otologic service, Dr. Samuel J. Kopetzky, I was enabled to examine the nasal chambers and accessory sinuses in a great number of cadavers. While some of the findings were very interesting, as they were not recognized before death, others were extremely important because they had a direct or indirect relation to the disease of the patient.
Most of us recognize the significance of, and take for granted the relation of focal infection to a great many general affections of the body. Every day we find newly discovered foci of infections. The important ones we have in the teeth, the tonsils, the sinuses, the prostate and the appendix. Each of these may become infected and produce toxins that may be carried through the blood to other parts or organs of the body. And as a result, we have the various forms of rheumatism,
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