The term suppurative inflammation of the lungs includes two conditions, one known as bronchiectasis, or suppurative bronchitis, and the other as abscess of the lungs. It is often difficult to disassociate the one from the other, and they are of such frequent occurrence that they are of interest not only to the laryngologist and the bronchoscopist but to the internist and the general surgeon. These not infrequent and distressing conditions are certainly on the increase, and laryngologists are called on to explain and to prevent their occurrence, as far as possible. The cause of many of these conditions may be found in the domain of the laryngologist.
At the meeting of the American Laryngological Association at Atlantic City in 1919, there was a symposium on streptococcus carriers, in which some of the leading physicians and bacteriologists of the country took part, and I believe that it was clearly established