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December 23, 1933

Colds and Hay Fever.

JAMA. 1933;101(26):2071. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740510063031

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This is a conversational series of lectures on sneezing. It consists of six chapters covering the structure and function of the nose, the common cold, hay fever, other types of allergic sneezing, paroxysmal sneezing and chronic nasal catarrh. Despite a wealth of valuable references the author pretends to be casual in the sense that he disdains to indulge in minute details, he employs literary by preference to scientific terms, he theorizes when it suits the purpose of clarity, and he speculates and defends his speculations. Whole volumes on hay fever have been compressed into a brief chapter. He speaks of "spluttering coughs," he says that "the common cold is not... to be sneezed at" and he contributes as his last line "der is bore id sneezing dan was ever dreabed ob by der doze." The chapter on paroxysmal sneezing, the term he applies to the profuse sneezing and rhinorrhea of

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