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Another person's poison : a history of food allergy / Matthew Smith.

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Subject: Food allergy > History.
History, 20th Century.
Food Hypersensitivity > history.
Hypersensitivity, Immediate.
History, Modern 1601-.
Food Hypersensitivity.
History of Medicine.
Immune System Diseases.
History, 21st Century.
History, 19th Century.
Food Hypersensitivity > immunology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780231539197
  • ISBN: 0231539193
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Food allergy before allergy -- Anaphylaxis, allergy, and the food factor in disease -- Strangest of all maladies -- Panic? or the pantry? -- An immunological explosion? -- The problem with peanuts.
Summary, etc.: For most of the 20th century, food allergies were considered a fad or junk science. While many physicians and clinicians argued that certain foods could cause a range of chronic problems, from asthma and eczema to migraines and hyperactivity, others believed that allergies were psychosomatic. This book traces the trajectory of this debate and its effect on public-health policy and the production, manufacture, and consumption of food.
Language Note: English.
Source of Description Note: Vendor-supplied metadata.
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