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May 28, 1955

Reactions with Drug Therapy

JAMA. 1955;158(4):352. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960040110023

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This book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of hypersensitivity to drugs, one of the serious problems of modern pharmacotherapy. After reviewing the mechanisms of action of drug reactions, the author describes the various dermatological and systemic patterns of drug hypersensitivity and lists separately the drugs that induce these reactions frequently, or only occasionally. After this orienting discussion, the various drugs associated with hypersensitivity reactions and the reaction they may evoke are discussed in an orderly and systematic fashion. Numerous excellent photographs and photomicrographs supplement the text, and there is an extensive bibliography at the end of each chapter. The book can be recommended as a reference for the practicing physician, who, since the introduction of sulfonamides and antibiotics, has been faced with the diagnosis and treatment of an increasing number of drug reactions.

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