GEORGE L. WALDBOTT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Most clinicians are in agreement that pollen is the most important cause of asthma (Duke,1 Walzer,2 Vaughan3). While there are many ardent advocates of measures to combat factors other than pollen—especially food, bacterial infections, house dust, and physical allergy—relatively little stress has been laid on the treatment of chronic asthma due to pollen.
The obvious reason for this is, of course, the difficulty of recognizing the apparent paradox that in a patient who has been wheezing continuously throughout many years, the asthmatic condition may have originated from seasonal pollen asthma or pollen hay fever. Furthermore, in the chronic asthmatic, skin
WALDBOTT GL. THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC INTRACTABLE ASTHMA WITH POLLEN EXTRACTS1. Ann Intern Med. 1933;7:508–517. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-4-508
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(4):508-517.
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