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October 1941

MODERN TREATMENT OF ACUTE TONSILLITIS BY INJECTION OF BISMUTH COMPOUNDS

Author Affiliations

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL; PHILADELPHIA
From the Department of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology of the University of Brazil.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(4):719-722. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660040775004
Abstract

Seven years ago I published the first acticle1 on the brilliant results obtained in the treatment of acute lacunar tonsillitis by injection of bismuth compounds. Since then, in a series of papers published in Brazil and abroad I have pointed out the advantages of this new treatment over the other forms of therapy.

In an analysis of forty-six papers I have found that my original work has been corroborated and the facts verified. I shall here review some of the recent works of various observers in this field.

Pain is the most evident symptom of acute tonsillitis and the one causing the patient most distress. Bismuth has a rapid effect on this symptom, and it has been observed that in eight to ten hours after injection of a bismuth compound swallowing has become painless and the patient feels better. Both Errecart,2 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Nuernbergk,3 in Breslau, Germany,

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