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August 1926


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Assistant Professor, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, University of Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;4(2):142-150. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00590010156007

Recently, having occasion to go through the literature, I was surprised to find so little, and that very scattered, on the subject of after results of tonsil operations.

I sent out 200 questionnaires to physicians in every state in the Union, and received 146 answers from every state excepting three, namely, Arizona, Connecticut and Idaho.

These answers, therefore, give the general opinion of the physicians in this country. The percentage given is, of course, from memory.

Fourteen questions were asked and were answered as follows:

Question 1.—Have you ever seen bad results when the uvula has been removed? If so, how much of it was removed and what were the symptoms?

Seventy answered just "no." One answered just "yes." Six said temporary symptoms only when part or all was removed.

Sixty-nine answered "no," when all or part only was removed, and "yes," when part of the soft palate

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