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SOMETHING IN THE AIR
August 23, 1954
TO MILLIONS OF WEEPING, SNEEZING AMERICANS IT IS OPEN SEASON FOR HAY FEVER
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August 23, 1954

Something In The Air

TO MILLIONS OF WEEPING, SNEEZING AMERICANS IT IS OPEN SEASON FOR HAY FEVER

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?Wear a mask over nose and mouth.

?Cut out smoking and stay out of smoke-filled rooms.

?Avoid alcohol; it tends to dilate blood vessels just as do the pollens. Also avoid spiced foods, perfumes, toilet water, scented cosmetics and powdered soap.

?Keep house and car windows shut when pollen is rampant.

?Avoid exertion, fatigue and changes in temperature.

?Stay in air-conditioned buildings as long as possible.

?Don't fight with your wife and children; emotional tension is believed to set off some attacks of hay fever.

As the pollen count soared higher and higher last week, one doctor was heard advising an itching, weeping, sneezing, wheezing patient: "Spend the next six weeks in a 'no smoking,' air-conditioned theater watching a dull, unemotional movie."

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