January 9, 1932

Recent Advances in Allergy (Asthma, Hay-Fever, Eczema, Migraine, Etc.).

JAMA. 1932;98(2):167. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730280075038

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Particularly welcome in the series of books on recent advances in the fields of medicine is the latest volume on allergy. More confusion exists in this field and more investigation is apparently being undertaken than in any other field of medicine. Unquestionably, much of the confusion is due to a failure to employ common definitions, a situation which the authors endeavor to correct in their opening statements. They distinguish between anaphylaxis and allergy, with a tabular statement that brings forth clearly their point of view. The material is developed on the basis of a complete consideration of the literature and on the author's own experience, which has apparently been extensive. The special sections devoted to asthma and hay fever take account of investigations made in various medical specialties, as do also the sections devoted to food allergies and cutaneous allergy. The literature covered in the book includes material published late

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