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MAJOR CLAUDE BROWN DIAG
NOSIS COMMON MALADY.
Teary eyes, fevered brow and much
use of faithful ’kerchief are unmis
takable symptoms of the most com
mon malady of hot weather. Hay fev
er has proven a military problem
as well as a factor in civil life be
cause of the unpleasant effects of the
Major Claude Brown, chief of the
laboratory service of the U. S. Army
Base Hospital Camp Greene, has
prepared the following treaties on the
subject of hay fever which.is of vol-
ue to layman as well as members of
the medical profession.
“Hay fever is a disease which re
turns to taunt it’s victim so regular
ly that sufferers believe they can
tell almost the hour when their at
tack will begin each summer or early
in the fall.
“Rose cold and Hay Fever are
much alike except that usually the
symptoms of Hay Fever are more
severe, the explanation of this is pro
bably in the amount of pollen float
ing in the air.
“Rose Cold is caused mostly by pol
len from timothy, rye, orchard wheat,
and other grasses, although daisies,
roses and other flowering plants may.
You kept a man from the front today—
His heart was aflame to be away.
But you clung to his arm and bade
And he loved you better than country
That hope of honor or his owh good
So, he stayed at home with you.
But the troops go marching gaily by.
And his face grows white—men cannot
And he longs to go forth to do or die;
But you feared to have him enter the
And you robbed him of his own birth
So, he stays at home with you.
Can you make it up to him, do you
When the troops come home again?
There’ll be tales of valor they have to
And an honored hush )or the one who
And a shout for those who fought so
He’ll stand and listen, then slink
And come back to you—who made him
Say, can you make it up to him?
THEY HAVE IT.
also produce the symptoms.
“Hay Fever is caused in about 90
per cent of the sufferers by Ragwood,
but a few cases are undoubtedly due
to golden rod or corn, as the pollen
of corn is very heavy and golden rod
scanty, they are not wind borne to
any great extent.
“The peculiar ability on the part of
certain individuals for their nasal se
cretions to break up the pollen cells
and liberate the poisons which cause
their symptoms is somewhat allied
to those who get a rash after eat
ing strawberries, sea food etc., and is
known as sensitization.
“It is possible now by making a
slight abrassion of the skin and ay-
plying various pollens and extracts
of food to find which of the plants or
foods are producing these distur
“Every sufferer one meets, has his
own remedy, none of which, however,
is entirely satisfactory. Undoubtedly
keeping the nasal passages cleaned
with a normal saline solution follow
ed by the application of some simple
ointment is helpful. The salt- solu
tion should not contain more than a
small teaspoonful of salt to a pint of
water. The method which gives great
est promise of relief and possibly ulti
mate cure is the use of Pollen ex-
“Extracts are prepared from most
of the pollens which cause standard
ization are used by hypodemic injec
tion. The injections are given by the
physician, who repeats them as often
as seems necessary In any particular
“The method by which the pollen
extracts produce their effect is not
clearly understood but their action
seems to be the removal from the in
dividual, the ability of the secretions
to break down or digest the pollens
known as desensitization, so that
poisoning does not occur.
“The discovery, that Hay Fever and
Rose Cold are caused by pollens,
dates back less than fifty years. Dr.
Blackley of England had an attack on
Christmas day, when one of his child
ren brought into the house from the
conservatory a sprig of timothy,
which was in bloom. His researches
following this threw new light on the
“In some parts of the country cam
paigns have been started looking to
the elimination of Ragwood and oth
er weeds. The cuttin gof these weeds
must be widespread as pollen from
many are very light and are carried
great distances by even slight breeze.
Owing to the rubber scarcity in
the Central Empires Germany is
greatly troubled over the question of
keeping her latest recruits to the col
ors supplied with teething rings.
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