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November 8, 1890

NASAL REFLEXES.Read before the American Rhinological Association, Louisville, October, 1890.

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JAMA. 1890;XV(19):676-678. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410450012002a

There is perhaps no department of modern rhinology more interesting to the specialist or more prolific in material than "nasal reflexes." Indeed, so fertile has been the field that much opprobrium has fallen to our lot by the great diversity of diseases and multiplicity of symptoms which we have attributed to this cause. It does not seem at all strange to the surgeon that morbus coxarius should attract our attention by pain in the knee-joint; but he is skeptical when we refer a post-auricular neuralgia to a hypertrophic turbinate. For a thorough understanding of these neuroses we are perhaps more indebted to Hack, of Freiburg, than to any other one man. His monograph on the subject referred to cases of asthma, nightmare, cough, migraine, sneezing neuralgias, swelling and redness of the skin of the nose, etc., which he had for the most part successfully treated by cauterizing the erectile bodies

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