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March 4, 1950

Allergie 48

JAMA. 1950;142(9):687. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910270077035

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This monograph is composed of 29 papers contributed by 34 authors. The individual contributions vary considerably in type and consist of case reports, new pieces of experimental work, clinical therapy evaluations, theoretic discussions and comparisons of the status of allergy practice in the United States and France. The following titles of some of the contributions will serve to illustrate the nature of the monograph: "Therapeutic Activity of Derivatives of Thiodiphenylamine in Allergic Conditions"; "The Chemistery of Antigens and Antibodies"; "Action of Histamine and Antihistamines on Capillary Permeability" "The Allergic Nephritides of Infectious Origin"; "Allergy to Ricin"; "Individualization of Skin Tests"; "Allergic Manifestations and Hypophysis-thyroid-ovarian Hormone Disturbances"; "House Dust Allergy," and "The Development of Allergology in the United States."

The author of the paper last mentioned wonders why the Americans have made so much more progress than the French in the study of allergy, although the French were the pioneers. He

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