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August 24, 1907

Pollantin in Hay Fever.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(8):705. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530080073020

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Louisville, Ky., Aug. 2. 1907.

To the Editor:  —I do not wish to stand in the position of exploiting new remedies, but the rather unfavorable comments on the new remedy "pollantin" in Dr. Curtis' paper in The Journal July 13 prompts me to say a few words in regard to my experience with it. The first pollantin I used was obtained from Dr. Dunbar direct, the year before it was placed on the market. The case I used it on was a particularly intractable one of some twenty years' standing, accompanied with severe asthmatic seizures.The case is one of unusual interest and I desire to report it. The following is a record made three years ago: F. H., aged 50, mulatto, a widow, with no children, had no venereal, drug or alcoholic history. Her father died at the age of 76 years, of senility. Her mother is living, about

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