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October 1950


Author Affiliations

Chief, Allergy Clinic, Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital BROOKLYN

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;52(4):597-607. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700030621007

THE NOSE and throat specialist now realizes that the patient with so-called vasomotor rhinitis, or nasal allergy, is best treated by complete allergic management rather than by an attack on the nasal mucosa with chemical caustics, cautery, ion transfer or other drastic methods. The most satisfactory way of managing these patients is by complete cooperation between the allergist and otolaryngologist. From my experience in the Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital Clinic, I have gained the impression that better results are obtained when the otolaryngologist elicits the aid of the allergist in caring for these patients than when he attempts to treat the allergic problem by himself. The surgeon is trained to recognize pathologic conditions and to effect a cure quickly by his surgical skill. He is by temperament, therefore, impatient with slow, drawn-out and, at times uncertain methods used in managing the allergic condition and often loses interest. On the

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