The universal acceptance of the automobile as a vehicle providing pleasure and as an indispensable means for conveying both passengers and freight has created problems, some of which had no practical significance a generation ago. While the number of new roads and thoroughfares has increased enormously and the perfection of construction apparently has been reached, the number of cars and the increased speed with which they are driven introduce risks that may be reduced by improvement in the construction of the machine and by increased skill on the part of the driver, but they can never be eliminated.
In automobile accidents an important consideration that frequently affects both the primary gravity of the situation and the results of surgical procedures is the isolation of the locality where the accident occurs and the unavoidable delay in securing proper surgical attention. In these mishaps the nose is injured more frequently than any
CARTER WW. TREATMENT OF TRAUMATIC INJURIES TO THE NOSE: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;20(4):513–517. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03600040069005
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