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THE ADENOID AND TONSIL OPERATION

THE ADENOID AND TONSIL OPERATION The general practitioner first comes in contact with the child, and on him must largely rest the responsibility of recognizing the symptoms of these conditions as they appear in extreme cases. He should, moreover, appreciate the fact that there are remote and often less-pronounced symptoms connected with the adenoid and tonsil question that are as much a menace to the health as the others. It is not difficult to decidethat a child who presents very large tonsils and adenoids and who breathes with open mouth, vacant expression, etc., should have an operation that removes the mechanical obstruction to a normal breath-way. But there are many cases in which the mere mechanical obstruction is the least important of the considerations involved, and the decision must often be based on symptoms not directly connected with the nose and throat, and which we are coming to recognize more and more fully as proper http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

THE ADENOID AND TONSIL OPERATION

JAMA , Volume LVI (12) – Mar 25, 1911

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1911 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1911.02560120018009
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Abstract

The general practitioner first comes in contact with the child, and on him must largely rest the responsibility of recognizing the symptoms of these conditions as they appear in extreme cases. He should, moreover, appreciate the fact that there are remote and often less-pronounced symptoms connected with the adenoid and tonsil question that are as much a menace to the health as the others. It is not difficult to decidethat a child who presents very large tonsils and adenoids and who breathes with open mouth, vacant expression, etc., should have an operation that removes the mechanical obstruction to a normal breath-way. But there are many cases in which the mere mechanical obstruction is the least important of the considerations involved, and the decision must often be based on symptoms not directly connected with the nose and throat, and which we are coming to recognize more and more fully as proper

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 25, 1911

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