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Method for resetting dislocated nasal cartilage in children.


M. Metzenbaum:
Replacement of the lower end of the dislocated septal cartilage versus submucous section of the dislocated end of the septal cartilage.
Archives of Otolaryngology, Chicago, 1929, 9: 282-193.

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An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

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