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November 1933

Allergy and Immunity in Ophthalmology.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;10(5):723. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830060147016

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This excellently written book from the pen of Dr. Woods deals fairly and exhaustively with this phase of ophthalmologic work. It brings up to date the facts and theories relating to this side of the work. It deals with the scientific and clinical aspects of all the ocular lesions classified as allergic and bacteriologic. In plain terms, it deals with present conceptions of such lesions from both the experimental and the clinical standpoint. One is at once struck by the advances made in knowledge of the causation of such lesions in the last quarter of a century, but one also realizes how much further advanced is the experimental knowledge than the practical or clinical knowledge.

On analyzing the book as a whole, one finds that the rationale of allergy is dealt with in all its phases. One point that is usually overlooked is stressed, namely, that drugs and carbohydrates,

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