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July 31, 1937

Clinical Allergy Due to Foods, Inhalants, Contactants, Fungi, Bacteria and Other Causes: Manifestations, Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1937;109(5):384. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780310062028

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Abstract

This book covers the entire field of clinical allergy, although particular attention is given to food allergy. The author has done pioneer work in the latter field. His widely known "elimination diets" are given here in detail for adults and children of various ages. In the many pages given to "elimination diets" there is such a variety that a fully balanced diet can be selected without difficulty. Special sections of the book are given to discussions of the wheat-free diet, the milk-free diet and the egg-free diet. Among his own patients suspected of food allergy, the author depends on "elimination diets" modified by definite skin reactions and history of food dislikes and disagreements. He believes that satisfactory skin reactions to all foods productive of clinical allergy are absent in from 60 to 70 per cent of the cases and yet he believes that skin testing with a complete number of

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