January 19, 1935

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

Author Affiliations

By George W. Bray, M.B., Ch.M., M.R.C.P., Physician in Charge of Children's Department, Prince of Wales Hospital, London. With foreword by Arthur F. Hurst, M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., Senior Physician, Guy's Hospital. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 503, with 106 illustrations. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Company, Inc., 1934.

JAMA. 1935;104(3):243. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760030075029

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The fact that a second edition has been called for within three years after the first one is proof of the excellence of the book. The author has the unique ability to say what he wants in a brief and lucid manner. His language is simple and readily understandable. His sayings are especially effective; for example, he says "It is interesting to note that the best results have always been obtained by the original observer and poorer results by subsequent investigators." His tables are good, and after he quotes the literature, which he does extensively, he summarizes the observations briefly and then gives his own opinion in intelligent fashion. The book covers the subjects of asthma, hay fever, eczema, migraine and the other allergic diseases and has a fair dissertation on these sicknesses. The discussion of the relationship of the nose and nasal sinuses to allergy is an extremely fair

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