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March 19, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(12):335. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391370027011

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Dear Sir:  —In the issue of The Journal for Feb. 26 appeared a short review, under the above heading, by Dr. E. F. Ingals, which is likely to mislead those not familiar with the subject. I was astounded at the manner in which Dr. Ingals perverts the meaning of my words. Firstly, he claims priority for Dr. Wm. H. Daly against Hack. As the paper of Dr. Daly, quoted by Dr. Ingals, deals exclusively with hay asthma, and as my paper and quotations from Hack entirely exclude the consideration of hay asthma, there can be no discussion as to priority.If Dr. Ingals is still confused on this point, I should earnestly advise him to read Hack's writings before discussing them.The second point in Dr. Ingals' review states: " It is claimed that nearly all cases of asthma are the result of disease in the nasal cavities." I very distinctly

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