LAURENCE FARMER, M.D.
It has been established beyond doubt that the endocrines influence anaphylaxis. However, the literature of this field is full of conflicting statements, and reviews have frequently added to the existing confusion by indiscriminately enumerating the opposing contentions.
Some of the discrepancies are probably due to the fact that the experiments were not carried out under comparable conditions. In many instances there are no data concerning the sex or age of the animals, factors which unquestionably play an important rôle in this type of investigation. In some instances the effects of a given
FARMER L. THE RÔLE OF THE ENDOCRINES IN ANAPHYLAXIS AND ALLERGY: I. HORMONAL INFLUENCES IN ANAPHYLAXIS; A CRITICAL REVIEW: II. HORMONAL INFLUENCES IN ALLERGY; CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:212–222. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-2-212
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