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February 1954

Clinical Allergy.

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By French K. Hansel, M.D., M.S. Price, $17.50. Pp. 1005, with 84 illustrations. C. V. Mosby Company, 3207 Washington Blvd., St. Louis 3, 1953.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(2):254-255. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090242021

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This is a large comprehensive book. It is completely up to date and is an excellent and very thorough discussion of the present status of clinical allergy. It is written by a man who is primarily an otolaryngologist and who has probably devoted more time and thought to allergy of the upper respiratory tract than has anyone else. As might be expected, the section on allergy of the nose and paranasal sinuses, which comprises 161 pages, is the most valuable part of the book and is undoubtedly the best and most complete discussion to be found anywhere, as it reflects the large personal experience of the author.

There are very good and up-to-date chapters on the antihistamine drugs, on the use of cortisone and corticotropin (ACTH), and a section of 54 pages devoted to allergy in children. It is obvious that this section, with the exception of the portion on

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