LAY MARTIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
For many years writers have been promulgating the idea that allergy is an integral and essential part of the process of immunity. It has been taught and almost universally believed that the local and general response of allergy has been a necessary, although at times, a dangerous defense reaction in the immunological mechanism. In the past few years a small number of men have questioned this belief and their queries have led to investigations, the results of which point strongly to the idea that allergy and immunity can be dissociated and that the former is not necessary for the proper
MARTIN L. THE RECENT TREND TOWARD A DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN ALLERGY AND IMMUNITY, AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO CLINICAL MEDICINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:483–496. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-4-483
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(4):483-496.
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