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August 1937


Arch Otolaryngol. 1937;26(2):205-247. doi:10.1001/archotol.1937.00650020221012

While the literature for 1936 reveals nothing revolutionary or startling, it is nevertheless significant in demonstrating a trend toward a saner appreciation of the basic anatomic and physiologic data which have become available in recent years. Rhinologists are coming to realize more and more that empiricism and dogma are things of the past and that success depends on a full knowledge of the many factors involved in the etiology. There seems to be developing a more wholesome regard for every part of the nasal mucosa, which is manifesting itself in a tendency to conservatism in treatment, both medical and surgical. While there is still some difference of opinion regarding the relative merits of specific surgical procedures, evidence is accumulating from reliable sources, which in the long run may serve to clear up these differences and bring about more unanimity on these points.

At this time it is most satisfying to

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