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December 1932

CHICAGO LARYNGOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Oct. 3, 1932

Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;16(6):889-894. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.00630040904014

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Abstract

BACTERIOLOGY OF THE MAXILLARY SINUS: CLINICAL ASPECT. DR. OTIS MACLAY.

The purpose of this preliminary study was to determine what organisms are present in chronic infections of the maxillary sinuses, and to make a comparison with those found in the nose. The work extended over about twenty months and included the ordinary infections occurring during the various seasons. The cases were all chronic ones in a quiescent condition, with the exception of two which were subacute. The ages of the patients varied from 12 to 74 years. The history commonly gave a cold or repeated colds or "flu" as the cause of the so-called "head trouble." In three cases infections through the floor of the antrum from infected molars and in one case a chronic hemorrhagic condition were the etiologic factors.

Forty-four cases, occurring in sixty antrums, were studied. In twenty-one cases, involving thirty antrums, a careful comparison of the

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