May 1936

Accidents chimiothérapiqes par hypersensibilité.

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By Jean Gaté, Henri Thiers and Pierre Cuilleret. Price, 30 francs. Pp. 208. Lyon: Librairie Scientifique Camugli, 1934.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;57(5):1058-1059. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170090223023

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The authors have summarized in this monograph the subject of chemotherapeutic accidents due to hypersensibility. The preface is written by Paul Ravant, who praises the authors highly. They have published in French journals many observations which are included in this volume. The presentation of the subject matter is divided into four main parts: (1) the pathogenesis of medicinal accidents; (2) medicinal hypersensibility; (3) one hundred and seven observations of medicinal accidents and (4) a discussion of experimental results. From the titles listed one may observe the manner in which the material is presented, as well as what is included.

The authors do not bring out many new facts or ideas, but present the subject in a systematized manner so that the material is well correlated. Theories and hypotheses of other observers on the subject are discussed and criticized. The monograph is worthy of reading and study.

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