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April 1928

Progress in Otolaryngology: TONSILS AND ADENOIDS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1928;7(4):365-380. doi:10.1001/archotol.1928.00620010385009

A review of the bibliographic material relating to tonsils and adenoids which has appeared during the year of 1927 shows not only a continued but an increasing interest in almost all phases of the subject. Particular attention has been directed to pathology, physiology and complications.

Viggo Schmidt continues his studies on the physiology of the tonsils. A most comprehensive work on this phase of the subject was done by Suchanek and Pichler. Most interesting articles on the relation of abscess of the lung to tonsillectomy have been written by Smith, Ochsner and Nesbit.

The number of articles on the general consideration of the subject is small. Most observers direct their studies along certain specific lines. Tucker's article on "Tonsil Infection with Report of Cases" deals chiefly with clinical observations. He had a large group of cases and has comprehensively outlined the indications for operation, preoperative preparation, technic of operation, contraindications,

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