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In Reply.—I have seen a reprint of Dr Tucker's "Note" in the July 1956 issue of the Archives (64:66-67) regarding safety changing of tracheotomy tubes. It is clear that he has precedence in initiating the use of this "hollow guide" technique. My report validates his conclusions.
LEWY RB. Tracheotomy Tube Replacement-Reply. Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(4):277. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800180075022
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