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Free Content A brief history of allergen immunotherapy

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Allergen immunotherapy has its roots in the immunologic treatment of contagious disease. The idea, beginning in the 18th century, that one could be protected against certain illnesses was successfully extended to the field of allergy in 1911. This review presents highlights of the advances by some of the individuals who have contributed to the science of allergen immunotherapy.

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Affiliations: From the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai;

Publication date: July 1, 2022

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