By M. B. Sulzberger, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Price, $8.50. Pp. XXII + 540, with 39 illustrations and 13 color plates. Springfield, Ill., and Baltimore: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1940.
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In the preface to his book the author makes the following statement: "This is not intended to be a book of reference, an encyclopedic treatise on allergy or dermatologic allergy. My objective has not been a presentation for the expert, for the immunologist, the allergist or the dermatologist who is well acquainted with this subject; this book is intended to be only a primer, an introduction to dermatologic allergy, in the form of lectures based on those I have been giving to beginners."
The volume is rather more than the author promises. There are fourteen chapters. Each one represents a well organized lecture and deals with a single phase of a complicated subject. The writing is as simple as possible; particularly clear are the definitions of terms used and the descriptions of technics to be employed. A few select bibliographic references are given at the end of each lecture to
Dermatologic Allergy.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(6):1287. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200060190012