By Leon Unger, B.S., M.D., F.A.C.A., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago. Price, $9. Pp. 730, with 120 figures. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1945.
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This volume is devoted to the study of bronchial asthma. In large part it is really a study of the whole field of allergy, for this symptom complex is the predominant disease caused by hypersensitiveness.
Unger, like many other writers on this subject, speaks from a rich experience. Although the bibliography is extensive, the views of others are treated summarily, and the text is largely an expression of the author's personal views. Hence one finds views expressed that can be challenged.
It is a volume that reads well, and the busy practitioner, who has little time to delve too deeply, will find in it much information that will stand him in good stead in the management of this trying and complicated disease. One finds herein ready answers to pressing questions. It can be recommended to the general practitioner as a sound and helpful treatise.
However, the pediatrician, whose greatest function
Bronchial Asthma.. Am J Dis Child. 1945;70(1):53-54. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1945.02020190060014