100 years of ‘Allergy’: can von Pirquet's word be rescued?
Article first published online: 26 APR 2006
Clinical & Experimental Allergy
Volume 36, Issue 5, pages 555–559, May 2006
How to Cite
Kay, A. B. (2006), 100 years of ‘Allergy’: can von Pirquet's word be rescued?. Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 36: 555–559. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2006.02491.x
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2006
It is 100 years since Clemens von Pirquet wrote his classic paper introducing the term ‘allergy’. Although the word is no longer used in the way he intended, his concept of ‘changed reactivity’ laid the foundation for the modern science of immunology.