RICHARD A. KERN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
When an allergist, confronted with the difficult and at times hopeless problem of the patient with advanced allergic disease, traces back the story to its beginnings—the severe and perennial asthma, that a few years ago was only an occasional attack, and before that, mild nasal symptoms, untreated because they seemed so insignificant—he cannot help but think how much easier it would have been to help this patient in those earlier stages, and why was nothing done to prevent the onset and progress of his various sensitivities? Although our knowledge of the development of the allergic state is as yet defective
KERN RA. PROPHYLAXIS IN ALLERGY(PROPHYLAXIS IN ALLERGY*). Ann Intern Med. 1939;12:1175–1188. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-8-1175
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