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June 1920


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Cornell University Medical College.

Am J Dis Child. 1920;19(6):433-454. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1920.01910240021003

During the past seven years, I have had opportunity to study 122 cases of allergy in children. Observations derived from the study of these cases and animal experiments pertaining to the subject seem of sufficient importance to report. Despite the relative newness of the subject, the literature has become large, especially concerning bronchial asthma. It is foreign to the object of this paper to review the literature. I propose to consider only such aspects of allergy with which my own work has been concerned.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • The Cutaneous Test.

  • Temporary Desensitization. Antianaphylaxis.

  • The Nature and Origin of the Idiosyncrasy.

    • Nature of sensitization.

    • Origin of sensitization.

  • Clinical Types of Allergy.

    • The hyperacute type. Urticaria, angioneurotic edema, asthma and symptoms of shock.

    • Bronchial asthma.

    • Urticaria.

    • Angioneurotic edema.

    • Erythema multiforme.

    • Eczema.

    • Acute dermatitis.

    • Gastro-enteric disturbances

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