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PATHOLOGIC BASIS FOR ROENTGENRAY TREATMENT OF TONSIL DISEASE

W. WARNER WATKINS, M.D.
JAMA. 1924;83(17):1305-1308. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660170021008.
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Most of the discussions on the subject of the irradiation of tonsils are conspicuous for two things; first, the absence of participation by general practitioners or internists, the people most interested, and second, the almost frantic arguments by laryngologists and surgeons in support of tonsillectomy, these ranging from the naive suggestion that Nature intended the tonsils to be removed because they atrophy later in life, to the statement that the mere presence of streptococci in the tonsillar crypts is sufficient indication for removal, since we never know where these supposedly iniquitous organisms are headed for.

The discussions have not tended to clarify the situation in the eyes of the people most concerned; that is, the general practitioners, internists and pediatricians, into whose hands the welfare of the unfortunate possessor of enlarged tonsils first comes. Further, I believe that the work of serious and unbiased workers in radiation and laryngology justifies

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