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July 13, 1964

Repository Therapy

JAMA. 1964;189(2):166. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070020094037

To the Editor:—  The purpose of my discussion was to apprise the clinician of two untoward reactions to emulsion therapy which had not previously been reported. It was my desire to have it published in The Journal rather than in a specialty journal, so as to reach the most readers.Case histories and discussion were kept to a minimum by request of the editors, but there was no necessity for further elaboration.In each of the cases, the emulsion injections had been administered by very competent, reputable, and respected allergists, who granted me express permission to report the reactions.Since abscesses have been and still are being reported by others,1 no further comment need be made. So far as case 2 is concerned, the question raised by Grolnick et al2 is relevant: "Can the adjuvant in loose complex with the antigen combine with connective tissue at the injected

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