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February 1920


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Alumni Research Fellow Children's Hospital BOSTON

Am J Dis Child. 1920;19(2):114-118. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1920.01910200028003

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The object of this paper is to show the incidence of protein sensitization in the normal child. Subsequent papers will show the incidence of sensitization in asthmatic and eczematous patients in comparison with the normal.

This study of protein sensitization in its relationship to the diseases of infancy and childhood as manifested in eczema, asthma and urticaria, has been made possible through alumni of this institution.

This research has necessarily been brought to a standstill, before definite conclusions could be reached because of the war, but the results thus far are very suggestive and of interest to the pediatrician to note the striking difference between the incidence of sensitization in the normal as compared with the child showing anaphylactic symptoms.

Within a few years, numerous reports have appeared in regard to the treatment of hay-fever and asthmatic patients by determining the presence or absence of protein sensitization. In all of

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