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Forrest W. Merica, M.D.
JAMA. 1942;119(3):286-287. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830200054021.
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To the Editor:—  I read in The Journal, March 21, a communication from Dr. Walter D. Klestadt and a reply to this communication by Dr. Russell Fletcher concerning the use of sulfonamide solutions in the nose, and in view of the fact that there is some controversial discussion I should like to add something from my experience on the use of a solution of sodium sulfathiazole in the nose.After publication of Dr. F. M. Turnbull's article last year I began using a 5 per cent solution of sodium sulfathiazole by means of nasal tamponage. These packs were inserted, for the most part, in the middle meatuses following the application of 5 per cent cocaine and were left in place from fifteen to thirty minutes. The frequency of treatment varied with different patients, sometimes daily, sometimes several days apart.I have used this solution on more than 300 patients, and


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