The familiarity of the members of this Section with the history of the submucous resection of the septum and the principles underlying the operation enables me to devote the time allotted for this paper to an account of my personal work during the last ten months and to some practical deductions from my experience in dealing with the fifty-six cases operated on.
CLASSIFICATION OF CASES.
Of the fifty-six cases, forty-one were males and fifteen females. Five were between the ages of 10 and 19, eighteen between the ages of 20 and 29, seventeen between the ages of 30 and 39, twelve between the ages of 40 and 49, and four between the ages of 50 and 57. The youngest patient was 10 years of age, the oldest 57.I have followed the classification of Freer, which is based on the form of the deflection rather than on its cause. He