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February 22, 1890

THE RELATIONS BETWEEN ACNE AND DISEASES OF THE NASAL CAVITY.Read in the Section of Dermatology and Syphilographyat the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1889.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(8):270-271. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410080018001d

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I bring before you, gentlemen, a subject which should be of a great deal of interest to you all as dermatologists, and it is of particular interest to me as a rhinologist. It has been my fortune, or perhaps misfortune, during the last ten years to observe a large number of cases of acne among the better to do class of people whose ages ranged from fourteen to fifty years, and I have noticed that the acne has borne a certain relation to the condition of the nasal chambers, becoming worse with a head-cold, gradually disappearing as the nasal irritation has disappeared, finally becoming entirely well when the nasal disease was cured, and that too without any external application or internal treatment. I made this observation, as I have said, in a large number of cases, and about eighteen months ago I made mention of the fact in a communication

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