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June 1955


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1955;61(6):706-708. doi:10.1001/archotol.1955.00720020724016

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Nasolacrimal Surgery.Dr. J. Vernal Cassady, South Bend, Ind., and Dr. Gordon H. Scott.  Dr. J. Vernal Cassady: Since ophthalmology and otolaryngology have separated, the distance between them anatomically is not the same distance that it was when both were practiced by the identical physician. Such a combined meeting as this helps us to take stock of the other's approach to similar problems. Unity and friendship so essential to the dignity and usefulness of our profession is cemented by this type of combined association and is just as important as is its educational value.Before rushing in to treat lacrimal drainage obstruction, we should be sure that such a problem exists and that it is not simply a matter of excessive lacrimation. When we investigate lacrimal drainage, the position of the punctum and the presence of allergic rhinitis or sinus disease should be considered before

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