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July 1948

INCIDENCE OF CONGESTION OF THE LARYNX IN MEN AND WOMEN

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SARANAC LAKE, N. Y.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;48(1):47-50. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690040054006
Abstract

SOME months ago Dr. Harry A. Bray, director of the Ray Brook Sanatorium, asked me to make a survey of the upper air tracts of the patients under his care. While engaged in this task, certain observations were made on the larynx which seemed of sufficient importance to be included in a separate report.

In this study 236 patients suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis and 40 healthy adults were examined. It is important to note that I first examined all the men in one group. After finishing with the male patients, all the women were examined. This gave me an opportunity such as I never had before to compare the appearance of the larynx in a fairly large number of men, taken consecutively, with its appearance in a similar group of women.

The group of males consisted of 119 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, whose ages varied from 18 to 74. The

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