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Article
November 1933

ADVANCES IN THE FIELD OF ALLERGY AS RELATED TO OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Author Affiliations

KANSAS CITY, MO.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1933;18(5):658-670. doi:10.1001/archotol.1933.03580060700008
Abstract

The literature of the past year on allergy, while interesting, has presented no material radically different from that found in articles published in previous years. It illustrates rather, the development of ideas already advanced, especially along the line of physical allergy in the European countries. A book, "Les maladies de lumierè et leur traitement," by Jausion and Pages, is the most complete treatise on diseases caused by light which has appeared up to the present. I reported light as a cause of urticaria and nasal allergy many years ago but had no idea of the clinical importance of this form of allergy until I made a routine search for it especially in patients whom I had previously thought were sensitive to pollen or foods but who were not relieved therapeutically. I find now that it is a relatively common cause of diseases of the eyes, the eyelids and the skin

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