Of late years atrophic rhinitis seems to have been very much neglected by the writers of the literature of American rhinology, not because of the lack of prevalence of the disease, which is probably as prevalent as ever, but doubtless because of the unsatisfactory results which the average rhinologist obtains.
In looking over the programs of society meetings I find that, relative to the number of cases which probably occur in every man's practice, as a subject for papers it has not been deemed attractive.
The literature touching the tonsil, the turbinate and the accessory sinuses is so voluminous that to consult it in any but a very superficial manner is a great deal of work, whereas I find in looking over the programs of this section for a number of years that only three or four papers have been devoted to this subject. I do not find any reference
RICHARDS GL. ATROPHIC RHINITIS: A REPROACH TO RHINOLOGY.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(1):42-46. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220270042001h