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June 1945


Arch Otolaryngol. 1945;41(6):442-458. doi:10.1001/archotol.1945.00680030472008

LARYNGEAL TUBERCULOSIS  Acevedo Sojo's64 paper represents a series of lectures giving an extensive and elaborate review of laryngeal tuberculosis with numerous bibliographic references, clinical classifications and statistical extractions. It is a scholarly and thorough article, illustrated by excellent laryngeal photographs. Published in 1940, it does not give any progress in the field of otolaryngologic tuberculosis which has any bearing on the period covered by the present summary. The contents may be outlined:

  1. Historical review. Laryngeal tuberculosis is no local illness of an isolated organ but is usually associated with systemic tuberculosis. For this reason the author suggests a more exact term, "laryngopulmonary tuberculosis," to emphasize the clinical, prognostic and therapeutic entity and the significance of close cooperation between the phthisiologist and the laryngologist.

  2. The relationship between the general problem of tuberculosis and that of its laryngeal localization, with an analysis of the individual constitutional and local sensitivity to the specific