Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

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  • Charles Harrison Blackley: the man who put the hay in hay fever

    Julian Crane Wellington, New Zealand   ¬†Charles Harrison Blackley Since the 1950s, and especially since the 1980s, there has been a worldwide increase in the prevalence of allergic diseases, asthma, hay fever, and eczema. In the last twenty years the most notable manifestation of this trend has been the rapid rise in food allergy in…