THE THERAPY OF THE COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL
Edited by BERNARD FANTUS, M.D. CHICAGO
In their elaboration, these articles are submitted to the members of the attending staff of the Cook County Hospital by the director of therapeutics, Dr. Bernard Fantus. The views expressed by various members are incorporated in the final draft for publication. The series of articles will be continued from time to time in these columns.—Ed.
THERAPY OF URTICARIA AND OF ANGIONEUROTIC EDEMA
Outline by Dr. Theodore CornbleetUrticaria is a symptom complex the characteristic lesion of which is the wheal. The lesion is fugacious and itches. There may be other symptoms and signs, but generally these are less significant.The diagnosis of urticaria is just the beginning of the consideration of the case, as this is not a disease in itself but merely visible evidence that the subject is reacting to something to which he