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Article
January 1936

TUBERCULOSIS OF THE LARYNX REQUIRING TRACHEOTOMY

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the otolaryngologic service, the Sea View Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1936;23(1):1-17. doi:10.1001/archotol.1936.00640040008001
Abstract

It is important that the physician who has patients with tuberculosis of the larynx should know that something can be done for the condition. It is unfortunate that with all the advancement in the knowledge of the larynx and its diseases an erroneous impression exists that this complication of pulmonary tuberculosis is incurable and that the patient afflicted with it is doomed. The experience of Levy,1 Thomson,2 Lockard,3 Greene,4 Wood,5 Lukens,6 Spencer,7 Dennis,8 Wilson,9 Dworetzky,10 Wilkinson11 and many others has proved that the contrary is true. Many persons in whose larynges the disease has been arrested are today pursuing a normal existence. Only when the pulmonary disease is acute and active am I willing to admit that disease of the larynx cannot be arrested. When, however, the pulmonary condition shows a tendency to subside and heal,

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