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By Jason E. Farber, Joseph Ross and George Stephens


Anaphylactic reactions following the injection of penicillin or other antibiotics have increased greatly during the past several years. These untoward reactions to penicillin were infrequent during the first nine years of penicillin therapy and there can be no doubt that hypersensitivity to these drugs is developing in many people. Therefore promiscuous use of them is to be condemned. It is safer not to use antibiotics parenterally in patients with allergic conditions such as bronchial asthma. The further use of a particular antibiotic should be avoided if the patient has previously shown any hypersensitivity to that drug

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