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August 1942


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1942;36(2):236-237. doi:10.1001/archotol.1942.03760020072009

REPORT OF A CASE  In March 1940 there was referred to my office a woman aged 60 whose history was one of chronic ulceration of the pharynx, loss of weight, secondary anemia and general debility. A year previously she had been hospitalized and treated on three occasions. Each time careful and extensive studies had been made and various local and general treatments had been used. Usually some improvement was secured. This improvement was always only partial and temporary, and within a short time after she left the hospital the ulcers were as troublesome as before.The following is a portion of a letter written to the referring physician on the day of examination:"I should like to hospitalize your patient for a more complete study of her interesting throat condition. The positive findings are clouding of both maxillary sinuses, some mucopurulent discharge in the middle meatus on each side, ulceration

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