THE LITERATURE on allergy for 1948 is even more voluminous than for the preceding year, more having appeared on the treatment of asthma and on the general aspects of allergy. The psychosomatic aspects of allergic disease have been given considerable attention. The antihistamine drugs have remained the leading topic of discussion, and though considerably less has appeared on tripelennamine (pyribenzamine®) and diphenhydramine (benadryl®) a number of additional drugs have been investigated and discussed.
NOSE AND PARANASAL SINUSES
In the first of a series of papers entitled "Allergy in Otolaryngology," Hansel1 presents a general discussion of the problems involved. He states that nasal diseases may be included under the classification of (1) allergy, (2) allergy with secondary infection or (3) suppuration. Allergy is by far the commonest classification. Allergy is considered a factor in 90 per cent of the complaints of sinus disease. The commonest symptoms are sneezing, obstruction, discharge
MacQUIDDY EL, HOLYOKE EA. ALLERGY. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;52(5):794–828. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700030820013
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