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September 1944


Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(3):203-205. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020257012

A Negro soldier presented himself for examination at the eye, ear, nose and throat section of the station hospital at Camp Wallace, Texas, on Jan. 4, 1943. His chief complaint was left-sided nasal obstruction of ten years' duration.

None of the patient's relatives had complained of a condition similar to his. The patient himself had always been well and had never consulted a physician except for the illness in question. He was born in Texas, in 1921, and resided in one town or in an adjoining county all his life. From the age of 9 he did farm work until his induction into the Army, Dec. 1, 1942. His farm work included growing and handling corn, cotton, potatoes, peas and peanuts. He handled farm animals, including horses, mules, cows, hogs and chickens.

Since the age of 12, the left side of his nose had been "stuffed up," and he recalled

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