Excerpt from Transactions of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological Association: Held in the City of Washington, D. C., May 4, 5, and 6, 1897 The Old advice to let well enough alone is as applicable in medicine as elsewhere. Considering the ease and comparative lack Of disagreeable by-eﬂ'ects with which local anesthesia for minor Operations on the nose and throat is obtained with cocaine, the query naturally arises, Why seek further? In reply it may be said that cocaine is not always devoid Of very unpleasant and even alarming after-effects, and it is always assuring to have more than one string to one's bow. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.