The bibliographic material on subjects relating to tonsils and adenoids which has appeared in the past twelvemonth indicates an increasing interest in the more profound and scientific phases of the subject. The platitudinous paper, while still in evidence, is less conspicuous, and the list of instruments designed for the improvement of operations is falling off.
A renewed interest in the physiology of the tonsil is manifested by such observers as di Donato, Luscher and Viggo Schmidt. Kaiser continues his observations on large numbers of school children. In a late issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association he brings a study of the end-results of tonsillectomy in a series of 1,200 children to bear on the question of indications. His work is of sufficient interest to justify the quotation of his conclusions in full.
Based on an analysis of the complaints of twelve hundred children with the results