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July 22, 1933

Allergy and Immunity in Ophthalmology.

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By Alan C. Woods, M.D., Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Medical School. The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University, Monograph No. 1. Cloth. Price, $2.25. Pp. 176. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1933.

JAMA. 1933;101(4):307. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740290055037

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This is dedicated by the author to his father, the late Dr. Hiram Woods, who was one of the most universally beloved men in American ophthalmology. There is a foreword by Dr. W. H. Wilmer in which he aptly says, "We are just upon the threshold of our knowledge of immunological adaptation and this monograph pushes open the door a little wider." The author has divided his material into eight chapters, on general considerations on anaphylaxis, allergy and immunity; experimental studies on general ocular immunology; relationship of allergy to focal reactions in the eye; allergic conjunctivitis; antigenic properties and reactions of lens protein and uveal pigment; syphilis; tuberculosis, and therapeutic procedures. Each chapter is concluded by an adequate bibliography and at the close of the book is an author index and a subject index. It is not easy reading because of the nature of the subject, but the well chosen

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