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Prausnitz, Küstner, and the first diagnostic test for allergy 

Prausnitz, Küstner, and the first diagnostic test for allergy
Prausnitz, Küstner, and the first diagnostic test for allergy

Jonathan Brostoff

and A William Frankland

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date: 21 June 2021

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 investigating the mechanism of the reaction and the serological conditions concerned. In the course of the work a series of controlled tests were carried out on the other one (P.) who is a hay-fever patient, and on several non-sensitive colleagues who kindly placed themselves at our disposal.

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