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In this monograph, the author, a specialist in diseases of the ear, nose and throat, makes a bold attempt to invade the field of general medicine. In the introduction he states that he desires "to call to the attention of science that there exists an undoubted causal relationship between pathologic conditions of the nose and the vegetative nervous system." He also states that his thesis is based largely on hypotheses which, when accepted, will show that "the development of various clinical pictures in the course of curable nasal reflex diseases depends on the effect of the rhinogenous action current and its varying intensity and localization." According to the author, the nose affects the course of all biologic processes, psychic as well as somatic, emanating from the autonomic nervous system. It is a neurohormonal regulator in most intimate connection with the vegetative nervous system. Nasal neuritis (whatever that may be) is