The history of the subperichondrial and subperiosteal operations on the nasal septum is brilliant. It seems that every writer who has dealt with this subject has added something to the progress leading to the perfection of the technical details, and has also improved or added some new instrument to carry out the intricate and difficult proceedings incidental to the satisfactory performance of these remarkable operations.
In my opinion, your chairman, Dr. Freer, has done more than any one else in this country to popularize and promote the operation. For several years he has persistently demanded its adoption, making many original suggestions in regard to procedure, instruments and technical details which to-day may be said to be almost complete.
AUTHOR'S PREVIOUS TECHNIC.
I commenced to experiment and operate beneath the perichondrium fifteen years ago, and presented a paper1 on the subject to this Section at Atlanta, May, 1896. I crave your