MORTIMER WARREN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; EUGENE H. DRAKE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RICHARD S. HAWKES, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The value of the skin test in the diagnosis of trichinosis has now become definitely established through the researches of a number of investigators although the discovery of this procedure took place only 10 years ago. Bachman,1 in 1928, showed that specific precipitin and skin tests could be obtained in experimental trichinella infections in laboratory animals. In 1932 his work was confirmed by Augustine and Theiler,2 who first used the skin test as an aid to the diagnosis of trichinosis in human subjects. During the past eight years the skin test has been used in the investigation of a number
WARREN M, DRAKE EH, HAWKES RS. SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE PERSISTENCE OF THE BACHMAN SKIN TEST AND OF EOSINOPHILIA AFTER RECOVERY FROM TRICHINOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:2141–2146. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-11-2141
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(11):2141-2146.
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