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To the Editor:—
The editorial "Migration For Relief from Allergies" (J. A. M. A.154:412 [Jan. 30] 1954) was quite timely. One important factor should have been mentioned to enhance the value of the article. Although many allergy sufferers feel improved the first year or two in their new locations and believe they are cured, not infrequently those with pollen allergies acquire a sensitivity to the local pollens, with a recurrence of the symptoms. I have seen this occur many times in persons seeking relief from this area, uprooting themselves, and going to the south or west. Striking relief, however, may occur in the type of allergy I designate as the "winter or cold-weather" type, but here again every skillful consideration must be utilized before the radical procedure of relocation is recommended.
Engelsher DL. MIGRATION FOR RELIEF FROM ALLERGIES. JAMA. 1954;154(16):1372. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940500052027