by Claude A. Frazier, 338 pp, $7.95, Doubleday & Co Inc, 1973.
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Dr. Claude A. Frazier, a practicing pediatric allergist, has a penchant to communicate. He is author of Insect Allergy and editor of Surgery and the Allergic Patient, Dentistry and the Allergic Patient, and Annual Review of Allergy: 1972 and 1973. Parents' Guide to Allergy in Children is another success in communication, this time, however, aimed at the medical consumer rather than the profession. He exclaims, "All in all, allergy is a thoroughly complex business!" Quite effectively he brings into perspective the confusion and misunderstanding that must frequently exist in the minds of parents of allergic children after only limited counseling. Style is conversational, with frequent use of common, everyday life experience for analogy to ease the understanding of the "complex business." Said to be a biblical scholar, Dr. Frazier demonstrates the patience of a saint and the willingness of the good samaritan in conveying his messages. The professional reader can
SCHWARTZ RH. Parents' Guide to Allergy in Children. Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(3):429. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110280159039