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August 6, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(6):190-191. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400050030014

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Dear Sir:  —The above letter, criticising my paper on "Hay Fever," almost answers itself. The complaint, that I did not give credit to the gentleman who first used morphia combined with atropia, is not pertinent, inasmuch as the purpose of the paper was not to give a history of the various drugs recommended, but to give the Hay Fever Association the results of my study of the disease. "Subscriber" does not say that Dr. Morehead, of England, preceded me in the use of morphia and atropia, combined, as I recommended, for hay fever. I do not know that he did. I believed that I was the first to discover the efficacy of this prescription in hay fever, although I did not so state in the paper. I have used this prescription for several years successfully, not knowing that any one else had employed it except through my advice. Evidently the

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