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January 14, 1899


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JAMA. 1899;XXXII(2):65-69. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450290015001c

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Headache is one of the common symptoms of patients with diseases of the nose. So frequently is it found associated with obstructive lesions that its presence and its cure by operation are everyday observations of the rhinologist. But no one has yet systematically reviewed the clinical histories of these cases and given us a clear description of of the symptom, so that one not an expert in this special line could recognize the cause of the pain from the patient's statements. The present paper is an attempt to furnish some needed data for the accurate diagnosis of the cause of headache. A symptom so common and often so obscure in its etiology is deserving of our most careful study. There is nothing so obstructive to the true progress of medicine as false statistics and deductions, drawn from improperly observed and recorded cases. In order that the reader may judge for

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