By Erich Urbach, M.D., and Philip M. Gottlieb, M.D. Second edition. Price, $12. Pp. 968, with 410 illustrations. New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1946.
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The Archives reviewed the first edition of this book (72:427 [Sept.] 1943). There were a few minor criticisms, chiefly the authors' coinage of words. They manufactured tongue twisters like "allergic pathergy," "parallurgy" and "allergization" instead of using more understandable expressions. Also they devoted considerable space to "propeton" therapy, which not all American allergists had accepted. On the whole, however, the review was complimentary, praising the book's thoroughness and the manner in which its subject matter was arranged and mentioning almost with awe its mammoth size.
Clearly, it has had a successful career, for now the second edition is at hand. This continues to be a large and handsome affair, discussing in detail almost every phase of its title. The authors still use new words which are a trifle difficult for an older internist to comprehend. "Propepton" continues to receive considerable attention. A double column format has been adopted to
Allergy.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(2):292. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220140148025