VINCENT J. DERBES, M.D.; TRAVIS WINSOR, M.D.
Numerous inhalant materials used in industry are capable of producing sensitization and allergic symptoms in the workers exposed to them. Sayers'1 classification of dusts (table 1) demonstrates the wide range of
these occupational irritants. This may be perfectly integrated with the classification of dust responses (table 2) which Drinker2 has outlined. We are concerned here only with those dusts which are capable of initiating antigen-antibody mechanisms. In dealing with allergic individuals having respiratory symptoms who may be the victims of occupational factors it should be immediately apparent that it is imperative to take a meticulously detailed history rather than to
DERBES VJ, WINSOR T. OCCUPATIONAL ALLERGY OF THE RESPIRATORY TRACT(OCCUPATIONAL ALLERGY OF THE RESPIRATORY TRACT*). Ann Intern Med. 1944;20:255–264. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-2-255
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