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December 1948


Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;48(6):690-714. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690040704008

INTRODUCTION  DURING this year, with the war over and the armed forces rapidly reducing personnel, the number of reports on allergy from the military point of view has fallen off. This decrease in literature has been more than offset by the increased interest, particularly in the new antihistamine drugs. A number of regular contributors to the literature who had been relatively inactive during the war are actively writing again, and a larger volume of significant work has appeared in 1946 than appeared in several previous years.

NOSE AND PARANASAL SINUSES  Thacker1 presents a series of 170 cases in which the patients complained of perennial nasal symptoms, nasal obstruction in particular. In 23 per cent of this group the disease was due to inhalants, in 27 per cent to ingestants and in 50 per cent to both. Twenty-seven per cent of the patients had asthmatic attacks, and, of these, 52 per

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