November 1947

Asma alergia.

Author Affiliations

By Guido Ruiz Moreno, M.D. Pp. 186. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Lopez & Etchegoyen, S. R. L., 1947.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(5):696. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220170132021

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This book has been written for students as an introduction to the more extensive textbooks on the subject and for general practitioners as a contemporaneous orientation.

The work is divided into two parts. The first section is devoted to a discussion of asthma. The definition, classification, physiopathology, symptomatology and etiology of the asthmatic states are discussed. There are also in this section discussions on the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, complications and sequelae of asthma. The author included in this section a discussion of asthma as a problem in social medicine. In the second part the definition, concept and classification of allergies are discussed. There are brief general discussions on the clinical aspects of allergic diseases.

Each chapter is followed by a brief outline in which the essentials of the particular subjects are summarized. Dr. Moreno's observations on asthma and the clinical allergies have been made in Argentina and should prove of

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