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June 18, 1949

Allergy to Cottonseed and Other Oil-Seeds and Their Edible Derivatives

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Excerpts from Testimony before the Administrator, Federal Security Agency in the Matter of Fixing and Establishing Definitions and Standards of Identity for Mayonnaise, French Dressing, and Related Salad Dressings (Docket FDC-51). Public Hearings Held at Washington, D. C., November 18, 1947, and January 6 to 8, 1948. Cloth. Pp. 275. National Cottonseed Products Association, Inc., Sterick Bldg., Memphis 3, Tenn., 1948.

JAMA. 1949;140(7):654. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900420074027

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The title for this book describes it briefly and well. As stated in the preface, it was published for the limited distribution to the "medical, scientific and scholarly libraries of the United States." It is an excellent contribution whose value is restricted to allergists who are interested in the subject of sensitivity to edible oils. The teṡtimony was taken from six well known allergists and two technicians in the edible oil industry. The evidence given is not limited to the experience and opinions of the six specialists regarding the frequency and likelihood of allergy symptoms resulting from ingestion of edible oils. In addition, a critical evaluation of the literature on the subject is brought out through the answers to various questions. Two of the six allergists stated that allergy symptoms resulting from ingestion of edible oils were not uncommon, while the other four stated that their active search for patients

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