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August 25, 1906

Hay-Fever Treatment by Dunbar's Remedies (Pollantin).

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(8):605-606. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520080057016

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St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 15, 1906.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, August 4, appears a letter from Dr. Ingals, in which he relates his experience with the Dunbar remedies, and an editorial soliciting correspondence on the subject. I have used pollantin to a considerable extent, and find that while benefit is secured in a limited number of cases, it is without result in the large majority. This failure of pollantin to cure cases uniformly is characteristic of all the other so-called remedies for hay fever that have been tried for decades. It certainly suggests that the empirical search for a specific should be abandoned in favor of investigation into the nature and location of the disease. May there not be some good reason for the failure of pollantin and other remedies in that they have failed to reach the real seat of the trouble? May not the success of

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