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October 1938


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, the University of California Medical School.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(4):531-537. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040542002

It would seem that the orthodox procedure in reporting a case or cases of scleroma is to refer to the fact that Hebra1 first recognized this tumor as a clinical entity and then to refer to the work of von Frisch,2 who isolated an organism of the Bacillus mucosus capsulatus group, which according to the most modern nomenclature is now known as Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis. There is no reason to recapitulate or paraphrase the works of others. The literature on the subject as regards the still unknown cause, the questionable frequency and the geographic distribution of the lesion is adequate in all respects and is available to any one wishing to have this information. No great steps of progress either in the prevention of the disease or in the treatment of it have been made in several years. Therefore, this paper will be concerned only with the presentation of 3 additional