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November 1945

News and Comment: GENERAL NEWS

Am J Dis Child. 1945;70(5):360. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1945.02020230102018

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A Program for the Care and Rehabilitation of Asthmatic Children.—It is estimated by leading allergists that 14,000,000 Americans are affected by some form of allergy and that allergy definitely handicaps 1,400,000 annually. What is even more striking, 1 in every 10 is affected seriously. Allergy is a chronic condition. It begins in infancy and remains throughout a lifetime.

About five years ago, conscious of the need for the treatment and rehabilitation of underprivileged children suffering from acute bronchial asthma and other refractory diseases of the upper respiratory tract, the National Home for Jewish Children at Denver undertook the care of such patients, for nowhere else in the country is there a place for children with such intractable conditions when a physician recommends a change in climate and environment.

In the mile-high, dry climate of Denver, in an area comparatively free from dust, this Home is located, nestled

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