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September 8, 1945

Hayfever Plants: Their Appearance, Distribution, Time of Flowering, and Their Role in Hayfever, with Special Reference to North America

JAMA. 1945;129(2):176. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860360078038

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Abstract

The approach is that of a botanist who is well versed in the field, laboratory and clinical aspects of pollen allergy. Dr. Wodehouse has already published a book and several papers on pollen morphology, in which science he has for years been the leading American authority. In the first fifteen pages he attempts to set forth all the essential facts of botany and pollen aerobiology as related to inhalant allergy. A perusal of these pages leaves one with the impression that wartime restrictions on book paper have caused serious contraction of this part of the original manuscript. A large share of the book is devoted to the classification, description, geographic distribution and clinical evaluation of hay fever plants and pollens. Verbal descriptions are supplemented by many original drawings of plants and flowers and of more than fifty highly magnified pollen grains. The last chapter is devoted to a careful condensation

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