A REVIEW of the American and British literature of 1945 reveals several worth while articles. A large number of the contributions are from men who were serving in the armed forces. Chemotherapy received a great deal of attention. The beneficial effects of penicillin as used in the treatment of acute tonsillitis and pharyngitis was the most popular subject. There were a few reports on the use of the sulfonamide drugs. Reports of the efficacy of bismuth as used in the treatment of acute tonsillar and pharyngeal infections also appeared. A few articles dealt with postoperative bleeding at the sites of tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Methods of inducing anesthesia for tonsillectomy received some attention from various authors.
The Commission on Acute Respiratory Diseases1 reports on an exhaustive study of a food-borne epidemic of tonsillitis and pharyngitis due to beta hemolytic streptococci, type 5. The article is well summarized by the
SINGLETON JD. TONSILS AND ADENOIDS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1947;46(2):244–258. doi:10.1001/archotol.1947.00690020253014
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