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November 1929

Progress in Otolaryngology: A Summary of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Otolaryngology: ADVANCES IN THE FIELD OF ALLERGY AS RELATED TO OTOLARYNGOLOGY DURING THE YEARS 1928 AND 1929

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Arch Otolaryngol. 1929;10(5):521-539. doi:10.1001/archotol.1929.00620080085010

The following review of some of the literature on the subject of allergy for the years 1928 and 1929 is by no means complete and is reported chiefly for the purpose of showing the drift of thought in this line of work. The more interesting advances seem to me to have resulted from a study of sensitiveness to physical agents, especially from the studies reported by Thomas Lewis and his associates and by Horton and Brown.

I have gained the impression through reviewing the literature and through conversing with physicians who have interested themselves in this subject that the diagnosis and treatment of the allergic diseases is gradually molding itself into a well defined specialty. A great many of the larger medical schools have introduced a department of allergy.

The peculiar details of knowledge which seem essential to success in the study of cases of allergy and the materials and