ANDERSON HILDING, M.D.
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I shall give the results of some studies in connection with a tremendously interesting and but poorly understood structure; namely, the mucosa of the upper part of the respiratory tract. This work resulted from a study of the common cold.3 In connection with that, the textbooks and periodicals were thoroughly searched for an adequate discussion of the physiology and pathology of the nasal mucosa. Nothing satisfactory was found anywhere. Consequently, I began a special physiologic study.
In this presentation, four factors in the armamentarium of defense of the nasal mucosa will be considered. They are ciliary activity, exchange of mucin,
HILDING A. Four Physiologic Defenses of the Upper Part of the Respiratory Tract: Ciliary Action, Exchange of Mucin, Regeneration and Adaptability*†. Ann Intern Med. 1932;6:227–234. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-6-2-227
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(2):227-234.
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