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November 1944

CHRONIC SUPPURATIVE MAXILLARY SINUSITIS TREATED LOCALLY WITH PENICILLIN BY A NEW METHOD

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MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(5):406-408. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020506007

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Abstract

Penicillin has undoubtedly been used locally in sinusitis by many physicians. However, since a patient treated by us evidenced such remarkable improvement, it is felt that a report of the case and the method may be of interest.

REPORT OF A CASE  The patient was treated on foreign duty in an Army station hospital where reference to any great amount of literature is impossible. The use of penicillin was based on the excellent and comprehensive information found in the War Department Technical Bulletin no. 9, issued Feb. 12, 1944, which is prepared by the Surgeon General and distributed to all medical officers of the Army.The patient was first seen at an outpost, complaining that he had been troubled with nasal obstruction and copious purulent discharge for the past seven or eight years and that the condition had become worse in the past four months. "Examination of his nose revealed

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