July 13, 1964

Repository Therapy

JAMA. 1964;189(2):166. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070020094035

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To the Editor:—  In the past four years, while giving approximately 4,000 injections of emulsified allergens, I have seen only one sterile cyst and two draining abscesses (in one patient), all of which healed spontaneously.However, it is apparent from Dr. Appleman's report and from the observations of others, that the repository procedure as now employed by allergists has limitations. But the picture is not so black as painted by Dr. Appelman. I believe that with proper employment and further improvement, including the use of substitutes for mineral oil, repository injections of allergens will become an established procedure.

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