The removal of the faucial tonsils has become one of the most commonplace operations in the realm of surgery, and the methods of procedure are as numerous as the physicians who attempt the operation. This is a lamentable fact for all concerned, especially for the patient. The end-results accurately reflect the degree of skill, experience and surgical judgment of the operator. Though each may have some points of technic peculiar to himself that may often be used advantageously by another, the fact remains, as in all surgical operations, that only by study and observation of the modus operandi of skilled and experienced laryngologists can the wheat be sifted from the chaff. Only then are laryngologists able to correlate their own ideas and skill with the best methods to be used in their daily work. They must ever bear in mind that they are dealing with anatomic structures the functions
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