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February 21, 1925

STUDY OF TWO HUNDRED AND TWO CASES OF HAY-FEVER

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LOS ANGELES

JAMA. 1925;84(8):584-587. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660340022009
Abstract

In presenting these observations of a series of 202 seasonal pollen hay-fever studies in 1923, none of which were complicated with food, epidermal or miscellaneous protein sensitivity, I will discuss, in detail, the technic of the various procedures employed in their diagnosis and treatment, as well as the results obtained.

Before one can undertake intelligently to diagnose and treat hay-fever, one must have a sound botanic knowledge of the region in which the hay-fever to be treated occurs. To obtain this information, it is necessary to make a complete survey of the flora in this particular locality, a chart being kept on which are noted the various pollen bearing plants, their seasons of pollination, the dates of the first and last pollination, their genera, and whether they are air-borne or insect pollinating. Since it is impossible for the clinician to do this, it becomes necessary to employ a competent botanist,

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