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September 1974

Annual Review of Allergy—1973

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San Francisco

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(3):480. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630090102042

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This is a remarkable book. It consists of 32 chapters, totaling 535 pages, written by 50 authors. There are many hundreds of bibliographic references. The text and references cover an enormous range of subjects related to allergy and immunology. Some of the chapters will appeal more to theoreticians and laboratory workers, some to teachers, some to practitioners. Some of the sections are presented by older, "retired," authors, others by younger postdoctoral fellows, some by academicians, some by practicing physicians.

The result, as expected, is uneven. Many of the chapters are written in the form of review articles; others consist essentially of abstracts from the pertinent literature, with editorial comments; and some chapters combine both approaches. There are rich and carefully selected bibliographic references to many sections. The diversity of the subjects covered can be illustrated by mentioning the names of selected chapters—"Immunologic Considerations in Children and Adults: Clinical Aspects"; "Rehabilitation";

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