September 1943


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By Erich Urbach, M.D., with the collaboration of Philip M. Gottlieb, M.D. Price, $12.00. Pp. 1073, with 396 illustrations. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1943.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;72(3):427. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210090128009

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This is a rather exhaustive treatise on clinical allergy, containing most of the orthodox information and arrangements found in a number of other books on this phase of medicine and having, in addition, some of the individualistic views and terminology of the author. The text is divided into three parts: Part 1 deals with the fundamentals of allergy; part 2 discusses the etiologic agents, and part 3 concerns itself with the manifestations and therapy. A large part of the voluminous literature on allergy has been incorporated in the text, for which the specialist and the advanced student in allergy will be grateful. One who has had little practical experience in clinical allergy may become confused by the enormous detail and insufficient evaluation of this material.

A valuable contribution in this book is a complete chapter on allergy with relation to certain infectious diseases. Another feature is the exposition of Urbach's

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