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Hay Fever

Hay Fever, a peculiar disease, the prominent feature of which is nasal catarrh. Its attacks are confined to certain subjects who from some peculiarity of constitution are susceptible to the disease. In them it recurs year after year, usually during the month of June, and the patients are quite free from the disease at other seasons. Hay fever is said to be produced by the pollen of grasses while floating in the air during the early summer months irritates the mucous membranes of those who are subject to the malady. Some alleviation may be procured by the use of tonics or by the change of air, but the disease is a peculiarly intractable one.