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December 12, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(24):672. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391230028014

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir.  In The Journal of Nov. 14, p. 538, is an article by Dr. N. R. Gordon on " Chronic Conjunctivitis Dependent upon Diseases of the Intra-Nasal Tissues," in which he remarks that no authors have made mention of this fact; and he refers particularly to reflex conjunctivitis in association with hypertrophic rhinitis. While conjunctivitis by propagation or extension from an inflammation of the nasal tissues is common and familiar to all oculists, the reflected form is rare, but in my address in New Orleans (see The Journal, Vol. iv, p. 705, 1885) I mentioned my observation of reflex conjunctivitis as a reflex neurosis of the nose. Prior to that time I had never seen it mentioned by any one else. Since that time I have seen other cases.Very truly, Richmond, Va., Nov. 17, 1885.

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