MARTIN S. KLECKNER JR.
During the past year there have been numerous reports of remarkable advances in the treatment of various types of allergic reactions through the use of three drugs in particular which appear to have the action of neutralizing the effects of histamine. I refer to the new "antihistamine" preparations that have become available: Benadryl, Pyribenzamine, and Anthallan. The therapeutic usefulness of these pharmaceuticals has led to widespread acclaim by the laity, to hundreds of back orders in drug stores, and to exaggerated propaganda by the press and radio. This was particularly true during the dreaded hay-fever season when untold numbers of
KLECKNER MS. CLINICAL APPRAISAL OF BENADRYL, PYRIBENZAMINE, AND ANTHALLAN IN THE TREATMENT OF ALLERGIC DISORDERS1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:583–597. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-3-583
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