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The above titled monograph consists of three chapters dealing with phases of the anaphylactic phenomenon. The first attempts an explanation on the basis of enzyme activity, a second discusses hormonal involvement in the reaction and the third deals with the rôle of eosinophil cells.
In building up the thesis for the enzyme concept the author introduces new concepts of sensitization and its resulting reaction. On page 1 he says "the anaphylactic phenomenon should be regarded rather as resulting from the failure of the antigenantibody reaction," a statement which is not only bold but completely unorthodox. Dr. Godlowski then proceeds "to
Enzymatic Concept of Anaphylaxis and Allergy and the Rôle of Eosinophils in Anaphylactic Reactions Related to Hormonal Alterations.. Ann Intern Med. ;39:1341–1342. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-6-1341
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(6):1341-1342.
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