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November 1934

ALLERGY AS RELATED TO OTOLARYNGOLOGY

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KANSAS CITY, MO.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;20(5):712-721. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03600050099013
Abstract

The year's literature on allergy is largely a technical development along lines which have been taken up in former years in these reviews. Nothing has appeared which is radically different from material presented in former years, excepting possibly on the subject of so-called ionization. This is in reality an old subject which has been revived and modified in ways which seem to me to be rather unessential and a trifle commercial. However, present-day discussion of the subject warrants comment.

ETIOLOGIC STUDIES  Kerr, Pascher and Sulzberger1 report that fungi of the Monilia group are found in nearly all skins as well as in the toe-nails, mouth and gastro-intestinal tract of normal persons. They state that fungi of this group are strong sensitizers and are capable of producing primary infections of the skin and secondary eczematous eruptions. In this respect the fungi of the Monilia group resemble those of the Trichophyton

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