Book Reviews
November 1937

Recent Advances in Allergy (Asthma, Hay-Fever, Eczema, Migraine, etc.).

Author Affiliations

By George W. Bray, M.B., Ch.M., M.R.C.P., Physician in Charge of Children's Department, Prince of Wales Hospital; Assistant Physician, Princess Elizabeth of York Hospital for Children; Consulting Allergist, Children's Hospital, Hampstead; Clinical Assistant, Asthma Clinic, Guy's Hospital London. With foreword by Arthur F. Hurst, M.D., F.R.C.P., Senior Physician, Guy's Hospital; Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Asthma Research Council of Great Britain. Third edition. Price, $5. Pp. 517, with 107 illustrations. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1937.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(5):1198-1199. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980050230017

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This is the third edition of "Recent Advances in Allergy" to appear within six years. Because of the confusion which still exists in the field of allergy, more investigative work is apparently being undertaken there than in any other field of medicine. Much of the confusion is probably due to the terminology used and its application to definite observations in laboratory and clinic. The author has attempted to clarify the situation in the opening chapter. The nature of hypersensitiveness and the differentiation between anaphylaxis and allergy are clearly and concisely brought out, illustrated with tabular statements. The book is divided into two general sections, the first dealing with allergy in general, and including discussions of the various factors which are either primary or secondary in the precipitation of allergic manifestations, and the second, with the clinical aspects of the subject. The author has developed each of the clinical phases completely,

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