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March 1939


Arch Otolaryngol. 1939;29(3):586-602. doi:10.1001/archotol.1939.00650050620020

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Postural Treatment in Acute Laryngotracheobronchitis (Moving Pictures). Presented by Dr. Thomas C. Galloway.  This paper will be published in full in The Journal of the American Medical Association.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Joseph Brennemann (by invitation): I appreciate the honor of being asked to discuss this paper. It deals with a subject in which I am deeply interested. The regional specialist and the general specialist naturally look at the same subject from different points of view. The great majority of papers on acute laryngotracheobronchitis have been presented by otolaryngologists and bronchoscopists. I shall approach the subject as a pediatrician. From the standpoint of pediatrics I cannot agree with the speaker that "this condition should be easy to diagnose." As a matter of fact, it often presents great difficulty in diagnosis. There are all gradations from simple catarrhal laryngitis through laryngotracheitis to laryngotracheobronchitis, and they have much in common. Only when there is

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