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July 1941

THE LARYNX IN THE TUBERCULOUS PATIENT

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(1):110-116. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040120011
Abstract

The material in this paper is derived from the study of tuberculous patients in the tuberculosis dispensaries of the Jefferson Medical College Hospital and the Henry Phipps Institute and in private practice. Bed patients and those in whom the disease is in an advanced stage are considered only occasionally, as the purpose of this paper is a discussion chiefly of the laryngeal conditions in ambulatory patients in whom the disease is in an early stage.

In this era of preventive medicine, it is surprising that general practitioners pay so little attention to the larynx of the patient with pulmonary tuberculosis in the early stage. Some of them retain the old idea that once laryngeal involvement takes place the patient is doomed, and for that reason the laryngologist frequently is not consulted until symptoms of advanced disease occur. It is my experience in private practice that very few patients with tuberculosis

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