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October 24, 1908

Hay-Fever, Hay-Asthma, Its Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment.

JAMA. 1908;LI(17):1445. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540170061028

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While this is a book of less than 100 pages, it contains a good survey of our present knowledge of hay fever. The etiology, pathology, etc., are treated historically in their respective chapters, the author showing a very complete knowledge of the literature on the subject. American readers, however, will be surprised to learn that "in America the illness stops with most patients about the middle of July, but with a few it continues to the middle or end of September or even longer." We fear that there are few cases in which the illness stops at the middle of July; in the majority it continues "to the middle or end of September, or even longer." The chapter devoted to treatment contains the various methods of treatment now in use, few of which will be new to American practitioners. Dr. Lloyd has had considerable success with the use of strong

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