In the preparation of a paper on malignant diseases of the nose and accessory sinuses read at the last annual meeting of the New York State Medical Association, occasion was given to search the literature of the subject. Among the many points of interest I was impressed with the unusual lack of literature on the subject of sarcoma of the accessory sinuses. So far as I was able to ascertain there are but four cases of sarcoma reported. Of these three cases were of the maxillary sinus and one of the frontal and ethmoid cells. This, of course, does not represent the frequency of sarcoma in this locality. We are all more or less familiar with these cases, either from personal experience or report.
It shows, however, a lack of appreciation of the importance of the subjeet, for our knowledge of rare and peculiar cases is increased by the publication