The management prescribed by physicians for patients complaining of snoring as a severe physical and mental nuisance has always been more or less unsatisfactory, and there is a marked paucity of literature to which one may turn to enlist aid in their behalf. Modern textbooks are curiously barren on this subject, and a search of recent periodic literature discloses but two references to scientific papers published in the last fifteen years. The fact is that this seriocomic symptom is often treated far more lightly than it deserves, as will be attested by many whose domestic tranquility may be strained to the breaking point by it.
From certain developments in other fields of medicine which can be applied to the present problem, I feel that it is possible to attack this symptom with a fair measure of confidence by therapeutic methods entirely and constantly under the control of the physician and
STRAUSS JF. A NEW APPROACH TO THE TREATMENT OF SNORING: A PRELIMINARY REPORT. Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;38(3):225–229. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670040238003
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