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INTRATRACHEAL ETHER. DR. P. J. FLAGG.
In order to secure the best results in surgical procedures, cooperation must exist between the anesthetist and the surgeon. In operations on the head and neck and upper air passages, it is difficult for the anesthetist, using the ordinary methods of anesthesia, to avoid hindering the work of the surgeon. On account of this fact, in operations on the upper air passages, the head and the neck the use of ether administered intratracheally is advocated. Certain instruments have been devised by him which have as their primary aim simplicity of construction and ease of manipulation. A detailed description of these instruments may be found in the ARCHIVES OFOTOLARYNGOLOGY, May, 1927, and May, 1928. Another article, in The Journal of the American Medical Association for September 15, describes this method. The apparatus used consists of a laryngeal portion about 4 inches (10.16 cm.) in
BABBITT JA. COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA, SECTION ON OTOLOGY AND LARYNGOLOGY: Regular Meeting, Nov. 21, 1928. Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;9(1):116–118. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620030126012
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