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January 9, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(2):157-158. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730280065024

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The Medical Academy of Rome  The Accademia medica di Roma held its regular session recently under the chairmanship of Professor della Vedova. Professor Parisotti spoke of the eye as the index of the general constitution of the human body. His research indicates that the hypermetropic eye, which always has an imperfect development, is an indication of constitutional weakness due to defects and deviation of hormones.Professor Maselli spoke on hypersensitivity to epinephrine associated with arterial hypertension. The speaker studied patients with various types of arterial hypertension. This property is more marked in patients with chronic nephritis. The blood serum of these patients was found capable of causing in healthy subjects a hypersensitiveness to epinephrine that did not previously exist. The observation was made twelve times out of sixteen experiments. The interpretation of these results and the determination of the sensitizing substance are not so simple. The speaker thinks there is

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