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June 30, 1928


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San Antonio, Texas

JAMA. 1928;90(26):2101. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.92690530002011a

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This case report is made merely on account of the rarity of this particular complication. I have not seen it reported in the rather voluminous literature on allergy, and various workers of wide experience in this field have advised me that they have never seen or heard of a similar instance.

REPORT OF CASE  Mrs. W. J. H., a tertipara, aged 30, had suffered for four years with typical severe seasonal hay-fever due to various grasses. Desensitization with timothy extract was started, April 16, 1927, and, as the patient lived in a farming community, was gradually raised to rather high dosages, so that by the middle of September she was taking 0.6 cc. of a 1:20 extract (nitrogen, 0.5 mg. per cubic centimeter) without reactions and with good clinical results. On account of the persistence of slight morning symptoms, and because there was a grass

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