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January 1935

HAY FEVER AMONG JAPANESE: II

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LOS ANGELES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(1):9-26. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020016002
Abstract

In a previous communication it was stated that hay fever is unknown in Japan; that on American soil 3.5 per cent of the Japanese population contract this disorder; that scores of these patients, when they return to their native land, are free from symptoms during their stay in Japan, and that on their return to America the symptoms invariably reappear after a year or two. It was also noted that there was no marked change in the dietary habits of the patients in either country.

It has been stated by some American allergists that only a comparatively small number of American rhinologists are able to diagnose correctly a case of hay fever when they encounter it. These allergists would have one believe that this may be equally true of their Japanese colleagues. Granting that there are thousands of native physicians who have never seen a case and who would

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