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July 1934


Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;20(1):72-105. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03600010079009

In reviewing the literature for 1933 on the subject of the tonsils and adenoids, only those papers were selected which promote discussion and which, according to my judgment, show the advances made in this particular field of otolaryngology. Several interesting papers have been published on the relation of the tonsils to general diseases. A few reports on anatomy, physiology, bacteriology and pathology represent further advances in the knowledge of these phases of the subject. It is noteworthy that more interest has been shown in the problem of complications than in any other subject. Further statistics and observations have been reported on the treatment of peritonsillitis and the management of cases with thrombosis of the jugular vein. Further observations have been made on the use of electrosurgical methods of tonsillectomy.

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS  Kahler1 discusses the physiologic rôle of the tonsils and the so-called "chronic tonsillitis," particularly in its relation to

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