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September 10, 1892

HETEROPHORIA AS A CAUSE OF ACUTE RHINITIS, LOSS OF SMELL AND TINNITUS AURIUM.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology at the Forty-third annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held in Detroit. Mich., June, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XIX(11):306-307. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420110010001d

That diseases of the nares affect the functions of the eyes unfavorably in many directions, is a well accepted fact the confirmations of which are numerous and constantly increasing. In some ways it has been recognized that disorders of the eyes disturb the functions of the nares. Thus all those eye diseases that increase or diminish or render ichorus the secretion of the conjunctiva and lachrymal glands, definitely modify unfavorably the functions of the nares, often exciting severe inflammations which can only be relieved by the abatement of the disordered secretion, or the rendering of it normal in quantity and quality. Farther, it is a matter of record that defects of refraction by inducing disorders of the conjunctival secretions modify the functions of the nares in many important particulars.

Thus a disorder of the eyes may originate in a disorder of the nares, and a disorder of the nares may

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