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December 1943

INCORRECT TREATMENT OF OSTEOMYELITIS OF THE FRONTAL BONE

Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;38(6):547-549. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670040568002
Abstract

"The period before 1941 might be appropriately designated as 1941 B. C. (before chemotherapy), whereas, the period after 1941 could be christened A. D. (after diazine). I am convinced that chemotherapy will surely modify, even revolutionize, the treatment of osteomyelitis."1

This and similar statements appearing in recent articles on osteomyelitis of the frontal bone furnish the real incentive for writing this paper. I was lulled into a feeling of false security and neglected to follow out the surgical procedures that I had advocated in previous writings.2

The following report of a case may be the means of warning others that chemotherapy is not always successful.

REPORT OF A CASE  A woman aged 35, the mother of two children, suffered from chronic pansinusitis with questionable allergy. I had examined her on various occasions during the past fifteen years. Twelve years ago I had performed a Caldwell-Luc operation on her left antrum,

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