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November 25, 1893

THE TREATMENT OF HAY FEVER.Special Discussion before the Section of Laryngology and Otology Pan-American Medical Congress, Washington, September, 1893.

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New York; Toronto; Rochester; Williamsport, Pa.; Kansas City, Mo,; Boston; Washington; Chicago; Baltimore.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(22):798-803. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420740008001b

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Dr. D. Bryson Delavan, New York City.—No more formidable task can be imposed upon one than to open a discussion upon the subject of hay fever. I want, however, to draw you out on the treatment of hay fever, and I hope the discussion will be confined to the local and general treatment. There are two conflicting opinions; one is that hay fever is essentially a local condition. I think, however, there are comparatively few who entertain this idea. On the other hand it is largely conceded that however much local influences may have to do with the production of hay fever, there is broadly speaking, in the majority of cases at least, an underlying condition of some sort which tends to the production of this disease, and in so far it is necessary that we should shape our treatment accordingly. If we concede that there are general causes underlying

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