- Section I 1800–1899
- Section II 1900–1949
- Chapter 6 What’s in a name? First use of the term ‘allergy’
- Chapter 7 An innovative treatment for food allergy
- Chapter 8 Laying the foundation for specific immunotherapy
- Chapter 9 Celebrating the case study: Schloss’ description of atopic dermatitis
- Chapter 10 Richet’s Nobel Lecture
- Chapter 11 A serendipitous discovery
- Chapter 12 Cooke’s early insights into the potentially curative role of immunotherapy for hay fever
- Chapter 13 Does eczema have an allergic aetiology?
- Chapter 14. . . and what about angioedema and urticaria?
- Chapter 15 Prausnitz, Küstner, and the first diagnostic test for allergy
- Chapter 16 Introducing atopy
- Chapter 17 Ephedra—laying the foundations for modern autonomic pharmacology
- Chapter 18 First attempts to unravel the relationship between diet and allergy
- Chapter 19 Demonstrating serological changes induced by ragweed extract
- Chapter 20 Bovet’s Nobel Prize-winning discovery of antihistamines
- Chapter 21 Identification of slow-reacting substance
- Chapter 22 Oral allergy syndrome
- Section III 1950–1999
- Section IV 2000–2012
- Section V Conclusions
(p. 40) A serendipitous discovery
- (p. 40) A serendipitous discovery
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