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May 21, 1892

HOW A GENERAL PRACTITIONER MAY TREAT ATROPHIC RHINITIS.Read before the Kansas State Medical Society, at Fort Scott, May 4, 1891.

Author Affiliations

OF KANSAS CITY, MO., Laryngologist to All Saints and Missouri Pacific Hospitals; Lecturer on Physical Diagnosis University Medical College.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(21):636-640. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411250006001b

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Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Kansas State Medical Society: It is indeed difficult for one whose time is so fully occupied with the practice of a specialty, limited as is the one I represent, to prepare a paper which will afford scope for discussion in a society of general practitioners.

Atrophie rhinitis under its proper name, or under that of its principal symptom, ozæna, is a subject too extensively and thoroughly treated of in text-books and in general literature to make any complete review of it either instructive or interesting.

It is, therefore, only my purpose here to record personal views upon some points concerning which there has been, and still is considerable controversy and difference of opinion.

Ozæna being now generally discarded as a distinctive name of any pathological process, is regarded as the principal symptom of several; yet the ozæna which attends the formation and retention of

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