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December 1931

TRANSILLUMINATION AND ROENTGENOGRAPHY OF THE MAXILLARY SINUSES: A REVIEW

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE
From the John J. Abel Fund for Research on the Common Cold, and the Department of Biostatistics (Paper No. 160), School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1931;14(6):737-754. doi:10.1001/archotol.1931.03580020828004
Abstract

Wir müssen, um zu einer sicheren Diagnose zu kommen, alle diagnostischen Methoden der Untersuchung anwenden, die uns zu Gebote stehen, müssen aber auch die etwaigen Fehlerquellen der Methoden kennen, um keine Trugschlüsse zu machen. Beide Methoden [i. e., x-ray and transillumination] werden zu Recht bestehen und sich einander ergänzen. (In order to reach a correct diagnosis we must employ all diagnostic methods of examination, which are at our command; however, we must also know the possible sources of error in these methods, so as not to make erroneous conclusions. Both methods [i. e., x-ray and transillumination] are justified and complement each other).1

Glücklicherweise ist auch unsere diagnostische Fertigkeit so ausgebildet dass wir die X-Strahlen bei Ausnützung aller klinischen Untersuchungsmethoden entbehren können. (Fortunately, our diagnostic skill is so developed that in making use of all clinical methods of examination, we can dispense with the x-rays).2

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