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1908 Journal of the American Medical Association  
mation. He discusses each of these factors in detail. 2. Id.-Bartlett considers the application of the changes to the diagnostic prevention of the terminal stages of infections, of the appendix and gall bladder. The conclusion is, that a careful study of the blood changes from time to" time will give Avarning of the onset of serious symptoms, sii" th.it they can be dealt with before arriving at a fatal point. 3. Stricture of the Eustachian Tubs.-Bryant traces stric¬ ture of the. Eustachian tube
more » ... he. Eustachian tube to the fact that the fossae of Rosenmüller are subject to obstructions and adhesions which interfere with the physiologic action of the tube through im¬ perfect movements of its cartilage, as can be demonstrated by the salpingoscope. The relief of this impediment by curetting and the application of silver nitrate permits a more effective treatment of the middle-ear condition. Incipiency in Tuberculosis.-Dunham points out that in A'arious states the state tuberculosis sanatoria are unable to find patients to fill their beds. This is not because none such exist, but must be attributed to the fact that the medical profession is not yet alive to the detection of early tubercu¬ losis. It is unnecessary to wait for the appearance of bacilli in the bputum. Anything abnormal in the apex of a lung is of
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