D. MURRAY COWIE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
On May 18, 1936 Samuel W., 52 years of age, presented himself for allergic studies because of an uncontrollable asthma that had been going on for five years. He had been examined elsewhere by the scratch method. The reactions secured by this method had not been satisfactory, in that after carrying out the eliminations suggested by these tests no relief was experienced.
On intradermal examination with standardized allergens2 the patient reacted negatively to 80 out of 96. Of the 16 positive reactions only five could be considered unquestionably positive: feathers, black pepper, sheep wool, mushroom and corn.
There was no
COWIE DM. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: AUTO PASSIVE TRANSFER IN ALLERGY1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:949–960. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-6-949
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(6):949-960.
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