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December 1933

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF PUS FROM SINUSES: FURTHER OBSERVATIONS

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HOUSTON, TEXAS
From the Rice Institute (H. O. Nicholas).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;18(6):770-774. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.00630060830005
Abstract

In 1931, in a series of forty-eight patients, we1 investigated sinus disease from the standpoint of blood chemistry, composition of sinus bone and calcification of membranes and included two determinations of the calcium and phosphorus content of sinus pus. Since that time, further work has been done on the chemical composition of sinus pus, as it was thought that additional data might be obtained that would prove of value in the diagnosis and prognosis of sinus disease as well as in the determination of the progress or advancing chronicity.

It was thought, too, that if any further light on the subject could be revealed, to give a better understanding of sinus disease by the elimination of some of the confusion existing with reference to the therapeutic necessities to bring about relief, the time and effort put forth in this study would be amply justified.

The possibility of

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