A considerable number of the patients seen by the rhinologist have allergic rhinitis. It seems axiomatic that such patients ought to be treated by methods currently employed by the allergist. To treat them thus, the rhinologist should familiarize himself with acceptable allergic practices or he should collaborate with an allergist. To ignore, ostrich-like, the presence of allergy, or to attempt to treat the rhinologic manifestations of allergy by orthodox rhinologic procedures is indefensible. Conversely, it is equally indefensible for the allergist to ignore the necessity for orthodox rhinologic treatment of those allergic patients who present one or more of the several complications of allergic rhinitis. The literature referable to the role of the rhinologist in the management of allergic rhinitis has been reviewed in detail recently by Vaughan.1
The allergist and the rhinologist have reported their results separately. No report has been found which outlines a method of management and
WOODWARD FD, SWINEFORD O. ALLERGIC RHINITIS: ANALYSIS OF ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-EIGHT CASES IN WHICH THE RHINOLOGIST AND THE ALLERGIST COLLABORATED. Arch Otolaryngol. 1941;34(6):1123–1132. doi:10.1001/archotol.1941.00660041217005
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