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February 6, 1954

ALLERGIC DISEASE IN THE NEWBORN

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3509 Montrose Blvd., Houston, Texas.

JAMA. 1954;154(6):534. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940400072024

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  In the Oct. 17, 1953, issue of The Journal there appeared an article called "Prophylaxis of Allergic Disease in the Newborn." It was inferred that allergic conditions could be minimized if various foods were restricted from the mother's diet during pregnancy. It was also advocated that the newborn be given Mull-Soy, a soybean milk formula, instead of milk. Both of these suggestions need confirmation, for during the past 15 years I have observed 59 pairs of monozygous twins, and, of these, 52 sets had only one twin presenting an allergy. The study of twins gives a controlled study rarely duplicated naturally or clinically, so if only 50% present an allergy, how can any deduction be made statistically as has been offered in the article mentioned? Constructively, I believe that if mothers could be more successful in feeding breast milk and physicians less eager to give foods that

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