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May 1939


Arch Otolaryngol. 1939;29(5):857-859. doi:10.1001/archotol.1939.00650050919008

Cases of fulminating laryngotracheobronchitis have been reported with considerable frequency, and the problems pertaining thereto have been thoroughly discussed by numerous practitioners. The attending difficulties and the seriousness of the situation are well recognized. The mortality, particularly of infants, is high, and without doubt it is impossible to save life in many instances. In consideration of these facts, the fortunate outcome in the case to be reported seems to justify its description. There is no doubt in my mind that without adequate facilities, competent nursing and the untiring efforts of all those concerned a successful termination could not have been brought about.

REPORT OF A CASE  S. H., a girl aged 11 months, was admitted to the Nebraska Methodist Hospital on May 28, 1936. Hospitalization was necessitated by stridor of gradually increasing intensity.For a week before admittance to the hospital the child had shown symptoms of an acute infection

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