May 1941

Strange Malady: The Story of Allergy.

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By Warren T. Vaughn, M.D., with a foreword by Esmond R. Long, M.D. Price, $3. Pp. 268. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1941.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(5):1097. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200050205018

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Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, this new book is the second of a series of nontechnical volumes on scientific subjects.

Allergy is a popular medical subject, and in this volume the general reader is told the story of allergy in a clear, readable style by an outstanding authority.

Many physicians will also appreciate and enjoy this review, and for senior medical students, interns or those intending to embark on the practice of allergy, the book will be an excellent introduction to the general subject.

The first portion of the book, devoted to the history and background of present day allergy, is particularly fascinating. Several of the men who contributed most to the subject of the relationship of immunology and allergy, such as Ehrlich, Sewall, von Behring and Calmette, were contemporaries and friends of the author's father, Dr. Victor Vaughn, himself a pioneer in the field.

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