In considering the neurologic aspects of nasal sinus infections, one is confronted by clinical pictures remarkable in both their variety and their extent. Many of the manifestations which have been attributed to the absorption of toxic products from the infected sinuses are not necessarily such and can be definitely traced to direct nerve irritation from the inflamed sinus membrane. One gets not only symptomatology from the direct influence of the diseased area on the nerve filaments supplying it, but remote effects through pathways that at first glance appear impossible but which in careful analysis show a fairly direct route from the diseased mucous membrane. It is the purpose of this paper to direct attention to this avenue of disturbance which is equally deserving of consideration with that of the influence produced on the system by the absorption of toxic products.
Physicians have all been more or less accustomed to
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