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October 1934


Author Affiliations


From the Departments of Dermatology and Physiological Chemistry, University of Illinois, College of Medicine.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(4):497-507. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460160011002

The recent reports of Oriel and Barber1 on urinary proteose in allergic disorders have created a new intense interest in a group of conditions the etiology of which is obscure and which are usually resistant to treatment. The claim of these authors to have demonstrated in the urine of allergic patients the specific causes of their maladies seems partially to have resolved a perplexing sector of medicine into something simple enough for one who is not a specialist to comprehend. And more than this, in demonstrating the cause, they have provided, at arm's length, the cure for each of the afflicted persons. The proteose in the urine of every allergic person, according to their studies, is individualistic, and apparently cannot be interchanged successfully with that from the urine of another patient even if both come from the urine of persons with the same disorder. With their report, allergy seems

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