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This letter was referred to Dr. Harry Leibowitz who replied:
To the Editor:—
In answer to the letter commenting on our article in the November 18 issue of The Journal, we wish to make the following comments. The article states specifically, that all patients in the clinic who were undergoing hyposensitization therapy in the treatment of bronchial asthma and allergic rhinitis were included in this study. However, as was stated, only 70 patients cooperated sufficiently and gave sufficient data to be included in this report. In our conclusions, the last sentence of the fifth paragraph states, "In 35 per cent of all patients the positive skin test was confirmed clinically." In reading the entire paragraph, however, it will be noted that this statement refers to 35 per cent of the 70 patients involved in this study.As regards the individual foods, positive clinical trials were obtained in 3.1 per cent
Leibowitz H. FOOD AND ALLERGY-Reply. JAMA. 1951;145(3):175. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920210046022