At the Ninety-Fourth Annual Session of the American Medical Association two papers1 were read on the relief and cure of dacryocystitis by means of a window cut into the lacrimal bone. The ophthalmologist advocated cutting the window rather far forward, whereas the rhinologist expressed the opinion that the anterior ethmoid cells should be removed and, at the same time, the opening into the nose should be made through the lacrimal bone.
The ophthalmologist stated his belief that the operation was within the province of the ophthalmic surgeon, while the rhinologist was just as certain it was in the field of his specialty. To a man who does work in the two fields it seemed that a knowledge of both specialties would not be amiss in the proper performance of this operation.
However, I wondered why no one mentioned a time-honored procedure which in most cases will make the Toti-Mosher