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Many times the laryngologist is called on to attend patients who are confined to bed at home. These patients, under any circumstances, are difficult to treat properly because of the lack of facilities.
Cases in which there is a profuse purulent or mucopurulent discharge are the ones that give the most trouble. Treatment applied locally to the nose in such cases has little effect. In the offices, these secretions can be readily removed by aspiration, and proper treatment can be applied.
The need for a suction apparatus in treating patients at home has been felt by most laryngologists, but because of the cumbersome apparatus required, the laryngologist usually has to content himself with swabbing instead of suction.
The portable treatment case illustrated has been designed to give the laryngologist a compact treatment case embodying the necessary instrument to take care of the majority of conditions of the nose, throat
LUKENS RM. A PORTABLE NOSE, THROAT AND EAR TREATMENT CASE. Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(5):518–519. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620080082008
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