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Early in January of the present year, I was asked by a patient to call on Dr. T. F. Rumbold, of St. Louis, Mo., and obtain some information as to a case which had formerly been under his care. At the time of my visit I had no knowledge of Dr. Rumbold's specialty or of the valuable therapeutic methods he has originated. I was suffering at the time with catarrh, which was increased by a "bad cold," while my malaise was intensified by physical prostration attending severe and prolonged over-work.
In the course of our conversation, Dr. Rumbold noticed my condition. An examination followed and a treatment was offered which I was glad to accept, though no flattering assurances were held out. The sense of relief which I obtained from the first application was most grateful and encouraging. I placed myself under Dr. Rumbold's care, and the results obtained in
McCLELLAN E. NOTE ON THE TREATMENT OF CATARRHAL INFLAMMATIONS OF THE UPPER AIR-PASSAGES.. JAMA. 1888;XI(7):227-229. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400590011001b