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February 1941

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS OF THE LARYNX AND CONTIGUOUS AREAS

Author Affiliations

SARANAC LAKE, N. Y.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;33(2):145-176. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660030148001
Abstract

The title of this paper was chosen so as to allow the inclusion of a discussion of tuberculous lesions of the mouth, pharynx, middle ear, trachea and bronchi, as well as those of the larynx. The conclusions are based on impressions drawn from more than twenty years' experience in the treatment of tuberculosis—seventeen of those years in private practice and the other, early, years in institutions. The bulk of the work has been, of course, laryngeal, and the accompanying figures tabulate data on over 1,000 patients treated in private practice. Many more patients with this serious complication of pulmonary phthisis were seen in sanatoriums and hospitals, but data on them are not included in the tables. However, they have helped me to formulate my opinions and conclusions. Naturally, the number of lesions in the mouth and in the pharynx has been small in comparison. The gross number of lesions of

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