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W i t h the more acute infections, such as typhoid or pneumonia, the i m m u n i t y m a y last some months, even to the extent of some permanent amelioration of the general t y p e of asthma. Recently, Dr. Gibson of Brentwood wrote me t h a t this had happened to a case of his after diphtheria, not forgetting to give some credit as a factor for good to the non-specific action of the horse-serum content in the antidiphtheritic serum t h a t was injected. I n the atopic or fi strange ' diseases, as the American call a s t h m a and its allied complaints, no m a t t e r how clearly we seem to obtain a view from one angle, experience teaches us t o expect t o see a different or an exactly opposite picture from another view-point.

Lab. , DALE, Brit. Med. , 1922, I, 45. R I C H , Acta Pediatrica, 1933, X V I , 1. PRAUSNITZ-KÜSTNER, Zentralbl. f. Bakteriol, WALZER and WALZER, Jour, of Allergy, Fever, 1931. 1907, No. 36, 7. 1921, L X X X V I , 160. 1935, VI, 532. RAMIREZ, Jour. Amer. Med. , 1919, L X X I I I , 984. TEDSTROM, Jour, of Allergy, 1934, V, 303. ACHARD and F L A N D I N , SOC. Méd. , 1914, X X X V I I , 482. LUMIÈRE, Le Problème de Vanaphylaxie, 1924, 208. Paris. BESREDKA, Le Choc anaphylactique, 1930, 147. Paris.

The relations of asthmatic patients had : asthma, 74 per cent ; hay fever, 15 per cent ; both, 10 per cent. The relations of hay fever patients had : asthma, 35 per cent ; hay fever, 53 per cent ; both, 12 per cent. In the above figures, such asthma as only occurs during the height of the hay fever season is not considered ; the asthma referred to means asthma due to causes other than pollen and occurring outside the hay fever season. Similarly, hay fever refers only to that caused entirely by grass pollen, and not the popular 'hay fever' that arises from dust and so forth at any time of the year.

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