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December 1934


Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;20(6):804-812. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03600060041004

It has seemed to me that the frequency with which allergic manifestations appear in rhinologic practice is not recognized, and that the diagnosis of nasal allergy is largely neglected by rhinologists. The prevalence of sinus disease, as such, has been sharply emphasized in rhinologic literature during recent years, but it is startling to see the number of papers on diagnosis and surgical intervention in sinus disease from which even the barest mention of allergy is omitted. One is forced to conclude that allergic changes in the membranes of the nose and sinuses are rarely seen in the practice of many writers, and I have been surprised to note that many papers on sinus disease as a cause of asthma and other bronchial involvements have failed to suggest that some of the changes seen in the mucous membranes might be allergic.

In making these observations I do not wish to ignore

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