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January 15, 1944

Know Your Hay Fever

JAMA. 1944;124(3):199. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850030067032

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For the patient who wants to know a great deal about hay fever this is a good book. It probably contains more information than many patients will want or need, but it is unlikely to disappoint any patient who looks through it for an answer to a question raised by his experience as a hay fever victim.

The book is divided into fifteen chapters, of which the first is a general introductory and explanatory chapter, detailing for the patient the symptoms which he knows all too well. The second chapter is an extensive discussion of pollens and hay fever. Chapters III, iv, v and VI deal with the differentiation of pollens and hay fever into spring, summer and fall varieties and a description of each. This is followed by a chapter on unseasonal or perennial hay fever due to diet, house dust and nonpollen types of sensitization. Then follows a

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