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April 1942


Arch Otolaryngol. 1942;35(4):523-529. doi:10.1001/archotol.1942.00670010528002

The evaluation of the clinical results obtained by the use of chemotherapeutic agents is being constantly recorded in present day literature by numerous investigators. The use of chemotherapeutic measures in the routine treatment of nondiphtheritic croup has been in effect at Willard Parker Hospital1 during the past eighteen months, and the results noted following this procedure are hereby presented.

In order to arrive at a fairly accurate conclusion relative to the effectiveness of these agents, a comparison was made of the statistics derived from the cases of nonspecific croup prior to the inauguration of chemotherapy with those from an approximately equal number of cases in which this treatment was routinely employed. Inasmuch as there had been no remarkable variation in the general management of the patients in the croup wards in the two series, it was felt that any change in the mortality rate may reasonably be assumed to have

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