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ASTHMA IN CHILDREN

ASTHMA IN CHILDREN With the introduction of a practical method of determining by test the reactivity of the skin to various protein substances, the influence of heredity on asthma has become a subject of special interest particularly directed to the question whether or not allergy can be acquired. The result has been to lead many workers to participate in a controversial discussion. On the one side there are those investigators who consider experimental anaphylaxis and allergy (atopy) basically identical conditions, and on the other, workers who, while agreeing that anaphylaxis is an experimental state which can be induced in animals, are dogmatically opposed to any theory which assumes that allergy can likewise be induced in the human being. In other words, they maintain that allergy can never be acquired in man and rigidly restrict the use of the term "anaphylaxis" to that experimental state induced in animals. The proponents of the latter theory http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1928 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920250096009
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Abstract

With the introduction of a practical method of determining by test the reactivity of the skin to various protein substances, the influence of heredity on asthma has become a subject of special interest particularly directed to the question whether or not allergy can be acquired. The result has been to lead many workers to participate in a controversial discussion. On the one side there are those investigators who consider experimental anaphylaxis and allergy (atopy) basically identical conditions, and on the other, workers who, while agreeing that anaphylaxis is an experimental state which can be induced in animals, are dogmatically opposed to any theory which assumes that allergy can likewise be induced in the human being. In other words, they maintain that allergy can never be acquired in man and rigidly restrict the use of the term "anaphylaxis" to that experimental state induced in animals. The proponents of the latter theory

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1928

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