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April 16, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(16):446. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391410026011

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Dear Sir:  —I wish to report the following case of "Hay Fever," because I have not seen any case reported in a subject so young.Helen O., farmer's daughter, aged 8 years, has been troubled with hay asthma from the middle of June until September, every year since she was 3 years old. During the remainder of the year she is free. During the summer the symptoms are constantly present, worse at times, especially in going into a meadow or cornfield, and her nights are a torture because of her inability at this season to sleep, the dyspnœa being so great. The patient has two aunts in Vermont who suffer from the same malady, and only get relief by going every year to the White Mountains.When she first presented herself to me, June 22, 1886, she had been suffering for about one week. Her breathing was truly asthmatic, face

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