Medicine: Who's Idioblaptic?

Though allergists have blamed everything under the sun—cat dander, mothers-in-law and even the sun itself—for a host of more or less real diseases, they have usually conceded that there had to be definite symptoms such as runny nose, asthma or hives before allergy could be proved. Last week, having exhausted the known world in their search for allergenic villains, 500 dedicated specialists from 22 nations finished their meeting in Florence's Palazzo Pitti with new inspiration: ten times as common as conventional allergy, and far more treacherous, may be a hidden type called idioblapsis.

This encouragement to find allergy where none was suspected...

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