Book Reviews
October 1937

Clinical Allergy Due to Foods, Inhalants, Contactants, Fungi, Bacteria and Other Causes: Manifestations, Diagnosis and Treatment.

Author Affiliations

By Albert H. Rowe, M.D., Lecturer in Medicine in the University of California Medical School, San Francisco; Chief of the Clinic for Allergic Diseases of the Alameda County Health Center, Oakland, Calif.; President of the Association for the Study of Allergy, 1927-1928. Price, $8.50. Pp. 812, with 37 tables. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1937.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(4):963-964. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980040267017

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The ever widening field of allergy now touches practically every phase of clinical medicine. In the preface the author states: "Every physician, whether in general practice or in the specialties, is constantly confronted with allergic problems of varying severity and intensity according to his field of effort." Such problems make it imperative that physicians be acquainted with the subject of allergy, and with this in mind the author attempts to present the facts of clinical allergy in this volume in a convenient form for the practicing physician.

The general organization of the book, with a few exceptions, is good, but the construction of certain chapters is somewhat misleading. The most outstanding difference between this and most textbooks on the subject is that a chapter on treatment of food allergy by elimination diets and general measures follows the chapter on diagnosis and precedes those on the clinical entities of bronchial asthma,

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