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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
First, I would like to say, that it would be an irrational, the field of rational pharmacology.

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{SPEAKER name="Watson Davis"}
You better explain that Dr. Rivers.

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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
Well, most of our pharmacological agents in the present time have been found and are used more or less empirically.

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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
But over the years we have learned a great deal about what goes on in the human body in the way of chemistry.

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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
And what takes place both in health and in disease.

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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
And it seems to me that with all of this knowledge someone should be able to find drugs that would either help lagging by chemical reactions, or block adverse by chemical reactions.

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{SPEAKER name="Watson Davis"}
Well, that's very, very hopeful and you mentioned two fields. What about the other one Dr. Rivers?

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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
Well, the other one has to do with what is know as antigen antibody reactions.

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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
Ordinarily, antibodies are considered substances that protect the body against injury.

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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
But there are times when antibodies can be injurious because Hay Fever is an antigen antibody reaction.

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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
Asthma is an antigen -- Is result of an antigen antibody reaction.

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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
And there may be a number of other diseases.

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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
Like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Rheumatic Fever, Multiple Sclerosis that can be caused -- May be caused by peculiar and abnormal antigen antibody reactions.

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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
The best example--

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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
that show how this could be true is the reason why in this country and in England where

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{SPEAKER name="Thomas M. Rivers"}
Acute Thyroiditis, that is an infection of the thyroid gland in the neck, is caused by an abnormal --
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Transcription Notes:
There are some words that I couldn't understand

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