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January 1954


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;59(1):46-47. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00710050058005

THE SUCCESSFUL treatment of chronic ethmoiditis and sphenoiditis is based on a careful personal history and a consideration of any anatomical abnormality and pathological changes which are present. The correction of these faults will vary and must be tailored to the individual patient and his problems. The treatment, whether medical or surgical, or a combination of the two, will depend upon the examination.

The recorded history of each patient and his environment, while time consuming, is as essential as his physical examination. It should include the duration of the infection, its severity, the intervals of freedom, the character of the discharge, the patient's age and resistance, and the stress under which he lives. Consideration should be given to the type of employment, environment, use of tobacco and alcohol, diet, and allergic history. The evaluation and correction of these factors in the knowledge of general medicine as related to the obese,

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