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September 28, 1895

Post-Nasal Hypertrophy.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(13):550-551. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430390036013

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Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 20, 1895.

To the Editor:  —I wish to acknowledge through the Journal. my appreciation of the article entitled, " Post-Nasal Hypertrophy in Its Relation to Hay Fever and Other Diseases," by W. H. Weaver, M.D., of Chicago, Feb. 9, 1895.In my estimation this article contains the most valuable contribution to the treatment of all those forms of nasal disease characterized or accompanied by intumescence, which has been given to the profession in the past ten years. Dr. Weaver recommends that the posterior (nearly always enlarged) extremities of the lower turbinates be snared, or with a bent probe cauterized with chromic acid, in order to destroy the sensitive terminals of the nerve supply to "Mackenzie's sensitive area," including the posterior ends of the lower turbinates and the surface of the septum opposite. Of course we have all snared the posterior growths when we could engage them in our

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