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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Demonstrating serological changes induced by ragweed extract

N Franklin Adkinson Jr.

in Landmark Papers in Allergy

February 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Immunology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 724 words.

A previous publication has shown that injections of ragweed extract produced certain serum changes in ragweed sensitive patients. . . . It seemed theoretically possible that these...

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Prausnitz, Küstner, and the first diagnostic test for allergy

Jonathan Brostoff and A William Frankland.

in Landmark Papers in Allergy

February 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Immunology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 1070 words.

Among the idiosyncrasies to foodstuffs the supersensitivity to fish has so far received little attention. Since one of us (K.) suffers from this affection, we took the opportunity of...

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Penicillin allergy: a model for practical clinical translational science

Lanny Rosenwasser.

in Landmark Papers in Allergy

February 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Immunology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 1443 words.

Direct skin tests and passive transfer tests were compared as to their abilities to detect skin-sensitizing antibody (SSA) to penicillin haptens in man. Direct skin tests were found to be a...

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Laying the foundation for specific immunotherapy

Glenis Scadding.

in Landmark Papers in Allergy

February 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Immunology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 1578 words.

Hay fever is a form of recurrent catarrh affecting certain individuals in the months of May, June and July. It is caused by a soluble toxin found in the pollen of grasses. The patients...

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A serendipitous discovery

Madeleine Ennis.

in Landmark Papers in Allergy

February 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Immunology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 1221 words.

It has been made clear . . . that the peculiarly and rapidly fatal character of anaphylactic shock in the guinea-pig depends on the valve-like closure of the bronchioles . . . My own...

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Unravelling the relationship between Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and asthma

Simpson Angela.

in Landmark Papers in Allergy

February 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Immunology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 1691 words.

Since the discovery of the house-dust allergen around 1920, many investigators have sought its origin. What puzzled them most was its occurrence in such indefinable material as house dust,...

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Does eczema have an allergic aetiology?

Michael Ardern-Jones.

in Landmark Papers in Allergy

February 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Immunology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 1147 words.

The so-called idiosyncrasies which occur in many people who suffer from urticaria, vomiting and angioneurotic edema after the ingestion of certain foods seem to depend upon an acquired or...

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Measuring food-specific IgE values

Stacy J Chin and A Wesley Burks.

in Landmark Papers in Allergy

February 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Immunology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology. 1523 words.

Background: The double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge (DBPCFC) is the ‘gold standard’ for diagnosis of food hypersensitivity. Skin prick tests and RASTs are sensitive indicators...

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