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March 1954

LOCAL USE OF MICROCRYSTALLINE SULFATHIAZOLE IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY

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PHILADELPHIA

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;59(3):312-315. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00710050324006
Abstract

TEN YEARS have passed since the original studies of the otolaryngologic use of sulfonamide microcrystals was first reported in this journal by Schenck and me.1 Since that time many new nasal medications have become available, and there are now about 65 different preparations on the pharmacist's shelf. This figure was arrived at by a rather cursory survey * born of curiosity and motivated by the growing number of promotional pamphlets which drift like snowflakes across the physician's desk. The purpose of this paper is to comment briefly on the various types of medication now available and to report an additional 10 years' experience with microcrystalline sulfathiazole.

Proetz4 states that the modern treatment of nose and sinus infections stems from the rediscovery of the cilia in the nasal and sinus mucosa. In treating nasal infection it is mandatory to preserve the functioning structure of the nose. Ideally, a nasal medication

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