Anthropology Volume 9

Anthropology Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...caused no inconvenience. 2. To what pollen is the individual patient susceptible? This is Blackley's Question No. 2. 'hile certain patients are susceptible to the pollen of only one or a very few plants (or at least to a single natural order), others, like Blackley, are susceptible to nearly all plants; there are, of course, all grades between. Goodale has attacked this problem from a practical standpoint by classifying the various pollens with a view to minimizing the number requisite in treatment. Freeman reduced his vaccine to an extract of timothy pollen alone. It would greatly simplify matters for the clinician if in the fall the pollen of a single member of the Compositae could be applied. A sufficient number of cases has been reported, however, to show that some patients would not be relieved, even assuming that timothy pollen extract and rag-weed pollen extract are adequate for the Gramineae and the Compositae, respectively. Persons susceptible to rose pollen or to the pollen of certain trees are cases in point. Although these two questions are the most important at the present time, a third problem is ever present with the practicing physician. 3. In the present state of our knowledge of hay fever, how can this knowledge be best applied to the advantage of our patients? The answer to this question may be considered in two sections: (a) Measures to be taken two or three months before the hay-fever season, and (b) measures to be taken immediately before or during the hay-fever season. a. Measures to be taken two or three months before the hay-fever season. When the patient can be studied beforehand, a survey of his habitual surroundings should be made. After noting all the flowering plants which might reasonably come into question, ...
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  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 708g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774965
  • 9781236774965