Author | J. Ellen Schonfeld, RN


Anaphylaxis: Commonsense Ways to Reduce Risk

September 01, 2008

The term “anaphylaxis” (without protection) was first coined by Richet and Portier in 1902 to describe a “supersensitivity” reaction they observed while attempting to produce tolerance to sea anemone venom in dogs. During their experiments, an unforeseen event occurred.