By John M. Sheldon, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Robert G. Lovell, M.D., Instructor in Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, and Kenneth P. Mathews, M.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School. Cloth. $8.50. Pp. 413, with illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5; 7 Grape St., Shaftesbury Ave., London, W.C.2, 1953.
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The senior author of this work is prominent in the practice and teaching of allergy. In addition to his two associates, who are internists interested in allergy, there are a number of contributors in special fields. This able team has produced a unified manual on allergy, containing a wealth of information stated with clarity and simplicity. The material includes the techniques involved in diagnosis (scratch, prick, intracutaneous, and patch tests, elimination diets, diet diaries); the techniques in treatment, especially injection therapy; the drugs useful in allergy, the classification of antihistamines, the composition of useful proprietary preparations and common prescriptions; techniques in the preparation of allergens, including vaccines; techniques for pollen identification and pollen counting; and the technique for mold identification. There is even a chapter on office planning for the management of allergy patients. Each chapter contains a moderate number of references as footnotes.
The weakness of this manual is,
A Manual of Clinical Allergy.. JAMA. 1953;152(6):563. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690060079038