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March 1934

OXYGEN THERAPY IN ACUTE RESPIRATORY OBSTRUCTION IN CHILDREN

Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;19(3):387-389. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03790030095011
Abstract

This is a brief supplementary report to our original paper.1 In the past twelve months we have had occasion to make additional observations which we believe may be helpful to those interested.

Clinical observations of any therapy are not complete until failures as well as successes are recorded. Only by both can one properly evaluate the therapy.

A priori we shall discuss some of the clinical limitations of oxygen therapy and the apparent reasons thereof.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—A white boy, aged 17 months, was admitted to the hospital on Oct. 7, 1932, with a history of having choked on a foreign body of undetermined origin earlier in the day.Examination showed marked diminution of breath sounds over both lungs and tracheal and epigastric tugging. Because of the emergency, immediate bronchoscopy was performed without anesthesia, a 4 mm. scope being used. A large foreign body was seen at

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