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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...To those who can afford to visit the mountains in the fall, the cure is simple, for if they cannot remove the irritant they can remove themselves. But for those unfortunates who are obliged to remain at home, there is only one alternative--to remove the predisposition. Aside from directions given as to the diet, largely interdicting nitrogenous food stuffs, it should be the duty of the attending physician to stimulate the action of his patient's kidneys, liver and bowels, and thus give exit through the proper channels, to the toxins which skin and mucosae have been attempting to remove. Among many other cases similarly tested, the following one is cited here to illustrate the fact, not only that the uric acid diathesis may be a common predisposing cause of hay fever, but that timely prophylactic treatment with appropriate anti uric acid remedies may effectually prevent an attack. Mr. F., aet. 52, a prominent trucker of Norfolk County, has been a sufferer from the effects of hay fever every fall for the last twelve years, each attack beginning about the first of August and lasting until frost. Various methods of treatment have been tried in this case without benefit, until finally I determined to give the anti uric acid treatment a trial, being led to this decision from the unmistakable evidences of uric acid deposits in the patient's urine. Other symptoms of the diathesis were also prominent. The skin was dry and yellow, the conjunctiva injected, and patches of congestion found in the pharynx indicating the' 'rheumatic sore throat." The patient's general health was not seriously affected, but it was evident that uric acid salts were gradually deposited in the follicles of skin and mucosae, the latter, lining the nasal passages, being almost constantly ...
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