Abstract The year's literature on allergy is largely a technical development along lines which have been taken up in former years in these reviews. Nothing has appeared which is radically different from material presented in former years, excepting possibly on the subject of so-called ionization. This is in reality an old subject which has been revived and modified in ways which seem to me to be rather unessential and a trifle commercial. However, present-day discussion of the subject warrants comment. ETIOLOGIC STUDIES Kerr, Pascher and Sulzberger1 report that fungi of the Monilia group are found in nearly all skins as well as in the toe-nails, mouth and gastro-intestinal tract of normal persons. They state that fungi of this group are strong sensitizers and are capable of producing primary infections of the skin and secondary eczematous eruptions. In this respect the fungi of the Monilia group resemble those of the Trichophyton References 1. Kerr, Phyllis S.; Pascher, Frances, and Sulzberger, Marion B.: Monilia and Trichophyton Extracts: Their Combined Use in Eczematous Ringworm (Dermatophytosis and Dermatophytids) , J. Allergy 5:288, 1934.Crossref 2. Swineford, Oscar, and Weinberg, H.: Extreme Hypersensitiveness to Heat , J. Allergy 6:530, 1933.Crossref 3. Duke, W. W.: Soy Bean as a Possible Important Source of Allergy , J. Allergy 5:300, 1934.Crossref 4. Osgood, Howard: Comparison of Reagins to Separate Species of Caddis Fly , J. Allergy 5:367, 1934.Crossref 5. Feinberg, S. M.: Pyrethrum Sensitization: Its Importance and Relation to Pollen Allergy , J. A. M. A. 102:1557 ( (May 12) ) 1934.Crossref 6. Rowe, A. H.: Camomile (Anthemis Cotula) as a Skin Irritant , J. Allergy 5:383, 1934.Crossref 7. Tedstrom, M. K.: Active Transmission of Urticaria by Blood Transfusion , J. Allergy 5:303, 1934.Crossref 8. Greenhouse, C. A., and Sulzberger, Marion B.: The Common Weed Tansy (Tenacetum Vulgare) as a Cause of Eczematous Dermatitis , J. Allergy 6:523, 1933.Crossref 9. Harville, C. H.: Contact Dermatitis Due to a Common Plant , J. Allergy 6:527, 1933.Crossref 10. Rudolph, J. A., and Cohen, M. B.: Vasomotor Rhinitis with Negative Skin Tests: A Local Nasal Allergy , J. Allergy 5:476, 1934.Crossref 11. Kern, R. A., and Schenck, H. P.: Allergy a Constant Factor in the Etiology of So-Called Mucous Nasal Polyps , J. Allergy 5:485, 1934. 12. Hansel, F. K.: Observations on the Cytology of the Secretions in Allergy of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses , J. Allergy 5:357, 1934.Crossref 13. Walzer, A., and Grolnick, M.: The Relation of Papular Urticaria and Prurigo Mitis to Allergy , J. Allergy 5:240, 1934.Crossref 14. Simon, F. A., and Rackemann, F. M.: The Development of Hypersensitiveness in Man: I. Following Intradermal Injection of the Antigen , J. Allergy 5: 439, 1934.Crossref 15. Hooker, S. B.: Human Hypersensitiveness Induced by Very Small Amounts of Horse Serum , J. Immunol. 9:7, 1924. 16. Park, W. H.: Is Serum Anaphylaxis a Danger of Sufficient Importance to Limit Our Use of Protective Sera in the Treatment or Prevention of Disease? Tr. A. Am. Physicians 28:95, 1913. 17. Tuft, L.: Serum Sensitiveness After Toxin-Antitoxin , J. Allergy 3:235, 1932.Crossref 18. Jones, T. D., and Mote, J. R.: The Phases of Foreign Protein Sensitization in Human Beings , New England J. Med. 210:120, 1934.Crossref 19. Simon, F. A., and Rackemann, F. M.: The Development of Hypersensitiveness in Man: Absorption of the Antigen Through the Nasal Mucous Membrane , J. Allergy 5:451, 1934.Crossref 20. Fisher, D. C.: Hypersensitivity to Bees Successfully Treated with Whole Bee Extract , J. Allergy 5:519, 1934.Crossref 21. Shookhoff, C., and Lieberman, D. L.: Angina Pectoris Syndrome Activated by Ragweed Sensitivity in a Patient With Coronary Vessel Sclerosis: Case Report , J. Allergy 6:513, 1933.Crossref 22. Black, J. H.: Blood Sugar in Allergic Persons , Texas State J. Med. 29: 257, 1933. 23. Rinkel, H. J.: Headaches Due to Allergy , J. Allergy 5:318, 1934.Crossref 24. Bayer, L. M.: Desensitization to Insulin Allergy , J. A. M. A. 102:23 ( (June 9) ) 1934.Crossref 25. Colmes, A., and Rackemann, F. M.: Further Observations on the Changes in Skin Tests Following Specific Pollen Therapy , J. Allergy 6:473, 1933.Crossref 26. Fineman, A. H.: The Use of Suprarenal Cortex Extract in the Treatment of Bronchial Asthma , J. Allergy 4:182, 1933.Crossref 27. Lichtenstein, M. R.: Intravenous Pollen Therapy , J. Allergy 5:230, 1934.Crossref 28. Phillips, E. W.: Intradermal Pollen Therapy During Attack , J. Allergy 5:29, 1933.Crossref 29. Warner, W. P., and McGregor, B.: Effect of Surgery on Bronchitic Asthma , J. Laryng. & Otol. 48:585, 1933.
Archives of Otolaryngology – American Medical Association
Published: Nov 1, 1934