January 1974

Allergic Diseases Diagnosis and Management.

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Edited by Roy Patterson, MD. Price, $23.75. Pp 649, with 72 figures, 23 tables. JB Lippincott Co, E Washington Square, Philadelphia 19105, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(1):158-159. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320130160021

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This book is oriented to the clinical aspects of allergic disorders. It is a welcome addition to the numerous recent publications dealing with newer immunological information and its clinical application. Throughout the volume, the accent is on the practical management of the allergic patient, without overlooking the basic immunobiologic events that are involved. It attempts to cover the art as well as the science of allergy practice.

Eighteen practicing allergists and two research associates contributed articles. They were selected because of common training ground or academic affiliation in an effort to maintain a uniform approach toward the management. There is considerable repetition dealing with history-taking, immunobiochemistry, and pathological studies of each of the allergic syndromes, many of which have similar basic mechanisms. Whether this is justifiable in order to give the inquiring physician a complete review of the subject under a single heading is conjectural. There may also be some

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