The increasing use of nonspecific foreign protein therapy, especially milk and its derivatives, prompts the report of an instance of untoward reaction to its administration and a few brief experimental observations on two such preparations.
REPORT OF CASE
J. B., a German housewife, aged 24, entered the clinic complaining of asthma of two years' duration. There was no previous history of asthma in Germany or in Chicago until two years before admission, two years after her arrival in Chicago. There was, however, a typical history of seasonal hay fever of the fall type. The family history and past history were negative except for frequent colds and the loss of 35 pounds (16 Kg.) in two years.
The patient was rather markedly under-nourished. She breathed with difficulty and with an audible expiratory wheeze. There was mild cyanosis. The chest moved symmetrically, with considerable use of the accessory muscles of
BERNSTEIN C, GINSBERG JE. SENSITIZATION TO MILK AS A RESULT OF ITS USE IN NONSPECIFIC FOREIGN PROTEIN THERAPY. JAMA. 1937;108(3):193–194. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780030031007