With the introduction of protein skin tests in the past decade, the entire subject of asthma from the standpoint of etiology and treatment has undergone radical revision. The term "allergy" has been almost universally adopted to include asthma and other conditions exhibiting sensitization phenomena. Clinics devoted entirely to the study of allergy have been rapidly developed and are being conducted by physicians whose interests are exclusively or almost wholly confined to this subject. Finally, the need of studying allergy in children as a special class was recognized, so that now many hospitals have well organized clinics devoted to the treatment of children with asthma.
The literature is replete with communications dealing with many phases of asthma. The majority of workers in allergy stressed skin tests as the principal means of determining the exciting or causative factors of asthma, which resulted in the classification of a large group of patients as
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