FRANCIS C. LOWELL, M.D.
If, indeed, the age of chemotherapy is only in its beginnings, we may certainly expect to see increasing numbers of reactions to drugs, and we can also anticipate an increasing demand for clarification of the mechanisms which underlie such reactions,—mechanisms now explained by analogy with immunologic principles for the most part established for substances other than drugs and almost exclusively in animals. The need for clarification of these problems as they arise in man warrants far more investigative effort than has been devoted to them so far.
The subject of allergy to drugs in general has been reviewed in some
LOWELL FC. ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO SULFONAMIDE AND ANTIBIOTIC DRUGS*. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:333–344. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-43-2-333
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