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August 29, 1914


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JAMA. 1914;LXIII(9):775-776. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570090061018

The case herewith reported is of interest, partly because perfect recovery followed, notwithstanding the extent of the burn and its systemic effects, and partly for the occurrence of certain phenomena analogous to if not identical with anaphylaxis. To quote Auer,1 "While the investigator should be alert to note resemblances of reaction in the different species, he should be still more alert to discover new types of reaction." So far as I am aware there has been no effort to identify the reaction accompanying repeated skin-grafting over large areas with that of anaphylaxis, yet it seems clear that they are closely related if not identical, as the following case indicates:

History.  —G. H., man, aged 25, driver, gave no evidence or history of constitutional disease of any kind. On the night of Nov. 14, 1910, he was burned by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. When seen by me shortly

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