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January 1953

GENERAL PRINCIPLES IN TREATMENT OF NASAL HEMORRHAGE: Emphasis on Management of Postnasal Hemorrhage

Author Affiliations

From the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department of the Polhemus Clinic and Long Island College Hospital.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;57(1):51-59. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710030068006

THE PRESENCE of bleeding from any part of the body, more especially from the nose, is associated with a great deal of apprehension on the part of the parents and relatives of the patient. Much is therefore expected from the physician in these circumstances: He must check the bleeding as soon as is possible and at the same time allay the fears of all concerned while protecting the welfare of the patient.

The treatment of nasal hemorrhage often seems to be very troublesome and difficult at times, unless one follows, in a systematic manner, a definite plan for its control. This condition, as a rule, is erroneously considered to be very mild and yet, if not properly managed, can become very annoying to the physician, as well as to the patient, with occasionally serious consequences. This experience is more especially true for the general practitioner and frequently so for the

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