History

Hay Fever – Strength Magazine – August, 1926

Hay Fever is an annual and recurring disease and a most annoying one to all affected with this most common non-fatal .disease. It is known as hay asthma, autumnal catarrh, rose cold, horse cold, cow cold, peach cold, snow cold, miller’s asthma. These symptoms are supposed to indicate the irritant which is the direct cause of the attftck. The first true description of hay fever as a clinical entity was given by John Bostock, an Englishman, in 1819. He described the seasonal condition due to external irritants, dust, bright lights, heat and special odors.

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