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The Caduceus. volume (Camp Greene, Charlotte, N.C.) 1918-1919, September 14, 1918, Image 11

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* r?^ 4'*; ^-r r**'*; ' r; M. vi ^ ; r •r*t>*»-?J*%t.^ *-+-i rj4. HAY FEVER 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 disease. 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. THE CADUCEUS INFLUENCE. You kept a man from the front today— His heart was aflame to be away. But you clung to his arm and bade him stay And he loved you better than country or fame. That hope of honor or his owh good name. So, he stayed at home with you. But the troops go marching gaily by. And his face grows white—men cannot cry. And he longs to go forth to do or die; But you feared to have him enter the fight. And you robbed him of his own birth right. So, he stays at home with you. Can you make it up to him, do you think. When the troops come home again? There’ll be tales of valor they have to tell. And an honored hush )or the one who fell. And a shout for those who fought so well. He’ll stand and listen, then slink away. And come back to you—who made him stay. 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 bances. “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- tracts “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 case. “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 whoje subject. “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. / 11 FIRST NATIONAL BANK SALISBURY. N. C. ESTABLISHED 1883 MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE BANK X LET US COOPERATE WITH YOU IN YOUR FINANCIAL MATTERS. WE HAVE REN DERED OVER 30YEARS PROMPT ANDIN- TELLIGENT SERVICE TO THE BANKING BUSINESS OF THIS VICINITY. X WE PAY Afo ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS X OFFICERS H. N. WOODSON. PRESIDENT DR. R. V. BRAWLEY, VICE-PRESIDENT W. B. STRACHAN. CASHIER E. H. WOODSON. Assistant cashier' (3ib8on Store REXAL REMEDIES AND General Drug Line CANDIES and CIGARS •ONTIIK SQUAUK" doncovb. IFl. C. II

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