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August 12, 1944

Polinosis

JAMA. 1944;125(15):1071. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850330069027

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Abstract

The authors, a physician and a botanist, present their closely integrated efforts over a period of four years in digesting the literature on pollen allergy, particularly from North and South America, and in carrying out comprehensive field, atmospheric and clinical pollen research. The book is not offered as a monograph on pollen disease but as a general preliminary study of the local Argentine problem, which will be followed shortly by a long series of articles which are listed by title in the bibliography. Emphasis is placed on the basic importance of recognition of the local qualitative and quantitative differences in the exposure of sensitive persons to pollens, and the authors strongly advocate the method of parallel clinical evaluation of pollen species while the seasonal and geographic incidence of these species is being determined.

The first half of the book is devoted to the anemophilous flora and air borne pollen of

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