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June 1936

Allergy of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses. A Monograph on the Subject of Allergy as Related to Otolaryngology.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1936;23(6):735. doi:10.1001/archotol.1936.00640040747017

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This is an excellent scientific monograph on an involved subject. There is a thorough approach on the basis of the anatomy, histology, physiology and pathology of the nose and paranasal sinuses, as well as theoretical considerations of anaphylaxis. The clinical material is based on wide experience.

Some of the subjects are controversial, and the views of persons on both sides are fairly given. Some may feel that too much emphasis has been placed on an allergic basis of certain diseases, such as hyperesthetic rhinitis.

The value of zinc ionization is discussed, as well as the value of skin tests, the history, and cytologic examination of nasal secretion, the taking of a blood count, determination of the basal metabolism and other tests.

The nasal symptoms of sneezing, blocking and watery discharge may be caused by such a variety of conditions that the rhinologist may ascribe them to polyps or hyperplastic

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