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October 1958

Practical Allergy.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;68(4):525. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730020545017

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Abstract

This volume is based on lectures and demonstrations given to students in the College of Medical Evangelists, Los Angeles. It is, therefore, elementary, and is aimed for use by those practitioners (the G. P.'s) who are not specialists. Chapter 7 deals with "Nonpollen Causes of Inhalant Allergy" such as house dust, animal effluvia, orris root, kapok, fungi, and molds, and bacterial allergy so often overlooked or set down as "virus" (Chapter 13).

Major factors are, of course, prevention, diagnosis, and desensitization. The last is highly important, especially in these latter days of rather indiscriminate administration of antibiotics and vaccines. It is possible to induce allergy by unwise or indiscriminate use of remedies-drugs and other agents. Patients and physicians should be alert to such possibilities. The authors have done well in laying the groundwork for better understanding of a diffuse and sometimes baffling subject.

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