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Allergy, in 1962, is not yet an integrated specialty: experimental and applied immunology exist side by side. Research in allergy deals with antigen and antibody, their interaction in vitro and in vivo, the release of chemical mediators, the equilibrium between sympathetic and parasympathetic controls, the role of fixed and mobile cells, and of tissues which might be altered by immune mechanisms. Clinically, allergy examines the relationship between sensitizing agent and host, and the factors which, like age, stress, and endocrines, influence this relationship. Clinical allergy, however, must also classify allergic manifestations from a practical point of view, according to organs
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Clinical Immunology and Allergy.. Ann Intern Med. 1962;57:863–864. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-5-863
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(5):863-864.
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