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September 1941


Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(3):652-685. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040692019

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Practical Technic for Tracheotomy.Dr. Frederick T. Hill, Waterville, Maine.  Laryngeal obstruction is the one outstanding emergency calling for the services of the laryngologist. Often tracheotomy must be performed under unfavorable conditions and the patient left with physicians who are inexperienced in the after-care. Certain modifications in technic, none of them original, have been adapted into a routine for such patients. The objective is to convert an emergency into an orderly procedure by eliminating the immediate danger of asphyxia and to allow for an easier and safer after-care by inexperienced personnel. The main points are the intubation of the trachea with a bronchoscope and the use of the Mosher "punch tracheotomy" technic.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Harris P. Mosher, Marblehead, Mass.: I am much obliged to Dr. Hill for getting this technic into print systematically. I have discussed it a number of times, but I never have written it up. It is now

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