Medicine: Strange Malady

> One morning a little girl's mother cooked a new kind of breakfast cereal. The child lifted a spoonful, put it in her mouth. Her lips and tongue swelled like balloons. She fell into a spasm of coughing, began to suffocate, fainted. When the doctor arrived on the run, he saw at once what had happened, injected adrenalin. In a few hours, restored to normal, the little girl was scampering around as though nothing had happened. There was nothing wrong with the cereal except that it contained flaxseed, to which the child was violently allergic.

> A woman had hives only...

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