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August 1938


Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(2):199-208. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040207003

I have chosen bronchial asthma as my subject so as to avoid becoming involved in a controversy regarding strictly otolaryngologic matters, with which I have had little experience and on which I certainly could contribute nothing in a group such as this. A brief general review of the internist's point of view in the classification and management of asthma may be of some interest.

The importance of pathologic conditions of the nose in asthma cannot be emphasized too much. The exact relation between nasal and sinal findings and asthma is often difficult to determine. They may bear no relation to each other; on the other hand, both may be of allergic origin and caused by the same allergen, as in pollen asthma associated with hay fever, or they may be due to entirely unrelated substances. What constitutes proper procedure in the management of the condition in individual cases is not

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