In attempting to evaluate the importance of nursing, feeding and parenteral administration of fluids in the treatment of otitic sepsis it was not possible to go to the literature, for little has been written about these valuable adjuncts to treatment, which most physicians take for granted. In order to crystallize various opinions on these points a questionnaire was sent to representative otologists in various parts of the country, but, as so often happens with questionnaires, the replies were few. If, therefore, the more or less composite opinions expressed in this portion of the symposium do not meet with the approval of the hearers they will have ample opportunity to elaborate on them in the general discussion to follow.
The opinions on the value of careful nursing vary from that of a physician who said, "It seems to me that good nursing is generally taken for granted," to the remark
GROVE WE. NURSING, FEEDING AND PARENTERAL ADMINISTRATION OF FLUIDS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1939;30(6):872–875. doi:10.1001/archotol.1939.00650060951002
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