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As indicated in the preface, this volume is written especially for the general practitioner. The author publishes fifteen lessons which he has given in his service at the Hôpital de la Glacière, Paris, inspiring himself with the teaching of Professor Moure, of the School of Bordeaux.
In his first conference, he describes acute pharyngitis, and reminds us that there exists a certain variety of benign ambulatory diphtheria in which we observe small whitish discrete streaks on the lateral wall of the pharynx. He is against the local applications of iodine, or other irritating substances, and recommends cauterizations with chloride of zinc 1/30, and alkaline gargles.
From the pathogenic point of view, abscess of the tonsil is found in people who have these glands contracted, and the superior extremity hidden in the velum of the palate. As soon as diagnosed, the abscess must be opened early with the knife or the