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May 1973

Allergic Diseases: Diagnosis and Management

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn

 

By Roy Patterson, MD. Price, $23.75. Pp 649, with 72 figures and 23 tables. JB Lippincott Co, Promotion Dept, Higher Education, E Washington Sq, Philadelphia 19105, 1972.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(5):781. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620200083033

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Abstract

The Editor states in the preface: "This book covers those clinical problems that are commonly seen in the daily practice of the specialty of allergy.'' He has done a splendid job in guiding the contributions of 19 current or former associates into a smooth-flowing, comprehensive presentation without undue verbiage or internal disagreement.

Since the bulk of an allergist's practice consists of asthma, rhinitis, urticaria, and drug reactions, these receive the most attention. However, almost any condition that the allergist encounters is mentioned and succinctly discussed. Theory and principle are closely tied in with the clinical state. While the subjects are viewed from the standpoint of the allergist, there are doubtless many situations wherein the allergist's opinion might be of interest to the dermatologist. Some of these are quite controversial, including the psychiatric aspects of many of these diseases, the approach to possible food allergy, and efficacy of bacterial vaccine. Excellent

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