The use of bismuth paste in general surgery has been followed with such excellent results that, except for the fact that the nose and middle ear and their accessory cavities are non-collapsible and lined with mucous membrane, one might reasonably expect equally good results in the treatment of chronic suppurations of the nose, throat and ear. Nevertheless, my results have been so satisfactory and encouraging that I desire to present my efforts to the profession.
I began to employ the paste shortly after Dr. Emil Beck noticed cures in his cases of chronic suppurative fistulas and abscess cavities; that is, about one year ago. During this period I have treated 319 cases, which are classified in the accompanying tables, and the results of treatment noted.
Judging from the manifold varieties of pathologic conditions in which I employed the paste, one may be led to believe that my enthusiasm has carried