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JAMA. 1908;LI(9):750-752. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410090032001k.
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The question of nasal analgesia in its relationship to so-called dry catarrhal deafness is one concerning which no references are to be found in aural literature, and one which has never been considered by the majority of aurists if we may judge from the replies which I received from twenty-five men in various parts of the country, to whom I addressed the following questions:

  1. Have you ever noted marked nasal analgesia in persons suffering with so-called dry catarrhal deafness?

  2. If so, have you ever noted this as a prognostic sign in the final results of the treatment?

  3. Has this symptom been of any value to you in determining the prognosis in these cases?

I received seventeen replies and from no one did I receive an affirmative answer to the last question. Nearly all had noted the condition as existing, but had simply considered it as a natural condition in these


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