HARRY S. BERNTON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
At a hearing on "Bread Standards," held during the summer of 1949 before the Federal Security Administrator, consideration was given to the possible allergenic ingredients of bread, including corn and the refined corn derivatives. The testimony revealed a sharp difference of opinion regarding the incidence of sensitiveness to corn among the allergic population. The divergence was so marked as to justify an inquiry into the present status of allergy to corn and to present additional and pertinent experimental evidence.
Dr. Theron G. Randolph testified that corn was second only to wheat as a specific cause of chronic food allergy. He
BERNTON HS. FOOD ALLERGY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CORN AND REFINED CORN DERIVATIVES1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:177–185. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-1-177
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