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July 1935

ABSORPTION OF UNDIGESTED PROTEINS IN HUMAN BEINGS: IV. ABSORPTION OF UNALTERED EGG PROTEIN IN INFANTS AND IN CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

BROOKLYN
From the Jewish Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(1):49-54. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970070058005
Abstract

It has been shown in previous communications1 that following the ingestion of such proteins as those of fish and eggs, detectable amounts of these substances are absorbed into the circulation in most normal adults. Absorption from the rectum was also demonstrated by the same technic.1c The present communication deals with an investigation of these phenomena of absorption in infants and children.

Egg was chosen as the protein most suitable for study because it is a common constituent of the diet of the average child and is easily administered. The technic employed in this investigation was practically the same as that reported in the previous communications. A brief summary follows:

METHODS OF INVESTIGATION  Egg in any form was excluded from the diet of the subject on the day that passive local sensitization was induced. This procedure consisted of an intracutaneous injection into the flexor surface of the forearm of

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