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November 19, 1898

THE RELATION OF DISEASE OF THE ACCESSORY CAVITIES TO OPHTHALMOLOGY.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(21):1250-1251. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450210052008

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Abstract

The general practitioner, no less than the specialist, is often puzzled as to the exact cause or causes underlying headaches and neuralgias. While the one is inclined to refer them to the gastro-intestinal or genital tract, the other hastens to ascribe them to alterations from the normal of the various organs that come under his care. Only when both have tried their skill and after apparently righting all existing difficulties in either direction with no relief forthcoming, is there, as a rule, any attention paid to those prolific factors in the etiology of intense cranial pain, disease of the frontal, maxillary, ethmoidol or sphenoidal sinuses. Even the splendid monograph of Zuckerkindl on " The Normal and Pathological Anatomy of the Nasal Cavity and its Pneumatic Accessories" directed little attention to these important structures aside from the interest of his immediate followers. In these later times, when the eye surgeon pure and

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