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LARYNGOTOMY ANDLARYNGECTOMYCASEEXHIBITION. Presented by DR. JOSEPH C. BECK and DR. HARRY L. POLLOCK.
DR. BECK: We have several patients with laryngotomy and laryngectomy who have been shown before. They are presented now because they have remained free from recurrences and also because a voice has been added by the use of an instrument perfected by Dr. MacKenty.
Case 1.—Mr. F., aged 62, was first seen in October, 1921, with complaint of difficulty in breathing and hoarseness of two years' duration. In June, 1920, a thyrotomy was performed at another clinic and the growth was removed, which proved to be carcinomatous. There was a recurrence soon afterward, and in May, 1921, he returned to his laryngologist and was informed that further surgical measures should not be attempted, but that radium and roentgen-ray treatment should be employed. At our first examination we found a carcinoma growing through the