This is the first in the annual series of Progress Reports on Allergy.These reports will not review and offer a critique of every article on allergy appearing in the literature. The purpose is, rather, to call to the attention of otolaryngologists certain thought-provoking and clinically practical items gleaned from the literature during the previous year. As a general rule, the large number of articles which extol the virtues of a particular type of new drug will not be mentioned; too often such articles report uncontrolled studies and are little more than "testimonials."
The headline-stealer in the field of allergy during 1960 was, of course, repository antigen therapy; it has been glamorized as "the one-shot treatment" of hay fever. Brown, who has done more than anyone to popularize and champion this type of therapy, has, in his usual erudite manner, termed it "the opsiphylactic type of treatment."
ANDERSON JR. Progress in Allergy 1959-1960. Arch Otolaryngol. 1961;73(6):739–744. doi:10.1001/archotol.1961.00740020753022
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