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Article
May 1933

EFFECTS OF RADIATION ON ALLERGIC NASAL MUCOSA: A FURTHER REPORT

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Michael Reese Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;17(5):658-669. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03570050649005
Abstract

In October. 1932, we 1 published a preliminary report on the gross and microscopic effects of radiation on the allergic nasal mucous membrane, and noted the clinical results obtained by irradiation of forty patients suffering from hyperesthetic rhinitis. We pointed out that the primary results obtained in this group of patients were uniformly excellent with regard to relief of symptoms, but as sufficient time had not elapsed to be certain of the permanency of these results, further study was needed to interpret properly the therapeutic possibilities suggested by our observations. We also noted that a series of cases of seasonal hay fever was under investigation in order to study the effects of radiation on this disease. Our purpose in this communication is to evaluate this method of treatment of hyperesthetic rhinitis after a period of one year.

A brief review of the morphologic appearance of the nasal mucosa in

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