Excerpt from The American Journal of Syphilography and Dermatology, Vol. 5: Devoted to the Consideration and Treatment of Venereal and Skin Diseases
Although I saw this man but once, and made no drawing of the appearances, the picture which the mirror revealed is vivid in my memory. On inspiration it puzzled me to find any inlet for the air; and it was only when he expired that I saw the air literally squeeze itself out with a faint whistling noise by the side of the posterior glottis, pressing the membranoid web out ward and escaping by its unattached posterior edge. This case taught me what a terrible degree of laryngeal stenosis may exist, and yet life be carried on, if the narrowing occur very gradually, as this must have been brought about. Indeed, although this patient could make no exertion, could not even walk, without panting fearfully, his breathing, when sitting quietly, was dis proportionately good. I have not succeeded in finding out how long this man survived.
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