ROBERT A. COOKE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Nutritional or deficiency disturbances are seen in persons exhibiting manifestations that are allergic or are attributed to allergy. Occasionally, and especially in young children, genuine sensitizations to many common foods interfere with a sufficient and balanced diet and malnutrition results; but more frequently such disturbances arise from dietary restrictions imposed by the physician, based upon improper interpretation of or undue reliance on skin tests or to the acceptance without adequate proof of a patient's own story of food idiosyncrasies.
As my contribution to this Symposium on Metabolic Diseases, however, I am not going to dwell upon these aspects, but because
COOKE RA. PROTEIN DERIVATIVES AS FACTORS IN ALLERGY1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:71–80. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-1-71
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(1):71-80.
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