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T’s and A’s in question


Tonsils have been operated on for millenia,1 the adenoids for a century.2 The operation became popular because respiratory tract symptoms are universal in childhood; the tonsils are easily seen by the parents, and are readily accessible to the surgeon. Nevertheless removal of tonsils and/or adenoids is of doubtful value except in carefully selected cases.3

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