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April 1930

DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS: ANGIONEUROTIC EDEMA, URTICARIA, SERUM DISEASE AND HERPES

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch Otolaryngol. 1930;11(4):397-402. doi:10.1001/archotol.1930.03560040011001
Abstract

When one speaks of urticaria, angioneurotic edema and herpes, all physicians at once recognize clinical entities and know whereof one speaks. When, however, one attempts to define these diseases, to classify and to analyze them, and especially to state the etiology and the pathologic mechanism by which the well known lesions are produced, one enters the field of the indefinite if not the unknown. Whether any or all of the four diseases included in the title are to be classified as a neurosis or a neuronosis, it is neither my intention nor my province to discuss beyond recalling the fact that herpes zoster has been definitely classed as a neuronosis. No one is qualified to predict that herpes simplex, urticaria and angioneurotic edema will or will not follow zoster into the same classification. Therefore, until the various problems are solved one must continue to record clinical facts, leaving to the

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