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November 1944

TONSILS AND ADENOIDS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(5):409-414. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020509008
Abstract

In reviewing the American and British literature from Oct. 1, 1942 through December 1943, one finds a continued decrease in the number of articles published. However, in spite of this scarcity, a number of worth while articles have appeared. Several authors have described or compared various technics for the removal of the tonsils. Tumors of the tonsils, both benign and malignant, have attracted the attention of others. A number of articles deal with the nasopharynx.

TONSILS  General Considerations.—Tamari and Berman,1 in a practical and well written paper, discuss various factors that influence the duration of acute tonsillitis. They briefly report several cases to emphasize some of the various factors.The article is well summarized in its concluding paragraphs as follows:In summing up all that has been said, it appears clear that the normal reaction of the tonsil to an inflammation depends upon the state of the mucosa, the connective

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