Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
vols 1 & 2, edited by Elliott Middleton, Jr, Charles E. Reed, Elliot F. Ellis, N. Franklin Adkinson, Jr, John W. Yunginger, and William W. Busse, 5th ed, 1319 pp, with illus, $265, ISBN 0-8151-0072-8, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1998.
One cannot overstate the achievement of Drs Middleton, Reed, and Ellis in producing this update of their famous text Allergy: Principles and Practice. The continued requirement of the medical community for this textbook is not just for its encyclopedic compendium of allergic diseases, but also for its practical applications to ordinary allergy practice problems.
Now in the fifth edition, three more editors, Adkinson, Yunginger, and Busse, have been enlisted. Since the original publication in 1975, this text has continued to address the clinical manifestations of allergic diseases, including detailed descriptions of immunopathogenesis as currently understood and proper management of disorders due to altered immunologic response. The increased appreciation of the pathogenetic mechanisms involved in allergic diseases and newer approaches to their management have required significant revision in the fifth edition by the 150 authors, nearly one third of whom are new.
AllergyAllergy: Principles and Practice. JAMA. 1999;281(20):1955. doi:10.1001/jama.281.20.1955-JBK0526-3-1