It is surprising that the numerous papers written on the subject of normal and pathologic nasal mucous membrane dwell so superficially on the subject of nasal glands. In view of this underemphasis the following studies undertake to set forth the importance of the nasal glands under normal and pathologic conditions. These studies are not offered as solving academic problems of histology and pathology. Rather, they are intended to clarify the understanding of certain nasal symptoms.
The material studied consisted of (1) serial sections through the nose of a newborn infant; (2) serial sections through the upper part of the nose of a patient who succumbed to rhinogenic meningitis, and (3) 300 sections of nasal and paranasal mucous membranes obtained from 100 patients. The majority of the specimens were stained with hematoxylin and eosin; supplementary stainings were by the Mallory-Heidenhain and the Van Gieson method.
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