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March 1967


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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine Division of Otolaryngology Department of Surgery

Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;85(3):347. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760040349025

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To the Editor.—I enjoyed your "Nugget" (85:104 [Jan] 1967), from Acta Otolaryng, July 1966, referring to the installation of colistin into the mastoid air-cell system. We had just such a patient shortly after this article appeared and did instill a catheter. Unfortunately, we were not smart enough to cover the procedure with antibiotics effective also against gram-positive organisms, and the patient developed a staphylococcal meningitis!

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