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November 1926

ADVANCEMENT IN OUR KNOWLEDGE OF ALLERGY AS RELATED TO OTOLARYNGOLOGY DURING THE PAST TWO YEARS

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KANSAS CITY, MO.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1926;4(5):430-444. doi:10.1001/archotol.1926.00590010456007
Abstract

A review similar to the following, published in 1925, included literature which appeared up to about January, 1925, but did not include a complete survey of the literature of the year in which the paper was published.

Several noteworthy advances have been made since this time, chiefly, I believe, in the following lines: First, studies have been made concerning the local passive transfer of hypersensitiveness by intracutaneous injections of serum from a sensitive to a nonsensitive patient. The fact that such sensitized areas can be desensitized by treatment with its related allergen (or atopen) makes hypersensitiveness in human beings appear more than ever similar to experimental anaphylaxis in animals. Second, interesting studies have also been made with ephedrine, the active principal of an old Chinese drug, the action of which resembles epinephrine. Third, methods of treatment have been improved, chiefly, I believe, through the use of the intracutaneous

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