A review of American and British literature for 1944 on the subject of tonsils and adenoids reveals the effects of the world conflict. Fewer articles appeared, and of these a large number were from the men serving the Armed Forces. The men in the service have shown a great deal of interest in the use of sulfonamide compounds in the treatment of acute tonsillitis; others have reported epidemic outbreaks of acute tonsillitis and pharyngitis. Several authors have reported studies made on the relationship of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy to poliomyelitis. A few articles deal with the prevention and the control of postoperative hemorrhage.
General Considerations.—Heatly,1 in discussing "chronic disease of the nose, throat, and ear" describes briefly the anatomy of the lymphoid tissues of the throat. He states:A clear understanding of the histologic structure of these tissues is necessary to a proper appreciation of the many disturbances caused by
SINGLETON JD. TONSILS AND ADENOIDS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1945;42(5):428–435. doi:10.1001/archotol.1945.00680040548017
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