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Some years ago Ratner studied a group of children suffering from bronchial asthma, the cause of which was traced to rabbit hair. In none of these cases was it possible to obtain any hereditary evidence of protein sensitivity; the opinion was therefore expressed that the sensitization had been acquired through the inhalation of dry dust resulting from the rabbit hair present in pillows, clothing, toys and other articles. In order to prove this hypothesis it was felt necessary to produce in an animal a state of protein sensitivity through the direct inhalation of a dry animal emanation, and, further, to
Respiratory Anaphylaxis, Sensitization, Shock, Bronchial Asthma and Death in the Guinea-pig by the Nasal Inhalation of Dry Horse Dander.. Ann Intern Med. ;1:521–522. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-7-521
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(7):521-522.
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