Tracing the Tracheostomy

@article{Frost1976TracingTT,
  title={Tracing the Tracheostomy},
  author={E A Frost},
  journal={Annals of Otology, Rhinology \& Laryngology},
  year={1976},
  volume={85},
  pages={618 - 624}
}
  • E. Frost
  • Published 1976
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
The evolution of tracheostomy can be divided into five stages. The first and longest period (covering roughly 3,000 years from 1500 BC to 1500 AD) begins with references to incisions into the “wind pipe” in the Ebers Papyrus and the Rig Veda. However, Alexander the Great, Asclepiades, Aretaeus and Galen are all recorded as having used this operation. Between 1546 with the writings of Brassarolo until 1883, the procedure was considered futile and irresponsible and few surgeons had the courage to… Expand
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