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July 30, 1898

Hay Fever and Its Successful Treatment.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(5):256. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450050054022

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The author says: "Having had remarkable and uniform success with the simple treatment of hay fever for the last ten years, during which time I have given complete relief to over 200 patients in my private practice, and having made a thorough clinical study of this affection, as well as an exhaustive review of the literature relating to it, I feel justified in presenting the results of my labors in this short treatise."

The treatment advocated by the author is strict sterilization of nasopharynx—daily sterilization. Surgical treatment is indicated, according to the author, only when gross lesions exist. In old cases the treatment should commence two or three weeks before the anticipated recurrence of the paroxysms.

The author has conferred a benefit on the profession in making his views public, for whether others sustain in actual practice the therapeutics here recommended or not, careful cleansing of the nasal passage must

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