Vanderbilt Law Review

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Legal Aspects of Allergy


Doran E. Perdue

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Discussions of allergy have appeared frequently in medical journals and treatises' but only rarely in legal periodicals and treatises. In recent years, however, allergy and problems of hypersensitivity have become increasingly important in law. Whether this is due to the fact that a greater number of persons today are actually allergic because of new products and processes, or whether it is because there is today a better understanding of allergy cannot be categorically stated. Perhaps it would be safe to assume that the increased number of allergy cases is due in some measure to a combination of both causes.