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Is it not possible that the cases of apparently genuine amyloidosis are similar to the experimental amyloidosis following protein injections, in that they represent the effect of a pathologic hypersensitiveness to foreign proteins resulting from an abnormal permeability of the impaired intestine, or from an insufficiency of the liver, the importance of which for protein metabolism is well known?
The conclusion has been drawn from these observations that the amyloidosis occurring after long continued injections of protein results from an acquired hypersensitiveness to the injected substance.