by John O. Warner, MD, FRCP, DCh, and William F. Jackson, MA, MB, BChir, MRCP, 128 pp, with 220 illus, $48, ISBN 0-7234-2024-6, London, England, Mosby–Year Book Europe Limited, 1995.
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Preparing a color atlas requires authors with 2 exceptional qualities. First, the authors must have clinical expertise that spans the field in depth and width. Second, the authors must have a long-standing love of documentation via photography. Both qualities are reflected well in A Color Atlas of Pediatric Allergy.
This book includes a collection of patients' photographs, mostly gathered by the authors and partly borrowed. The high-quality photographs are richly supplemented by excellent photomicrographs of pathological specimens frequently encountered in clinical practice; superb illustrations, diagrams, roentgenograms, and tables are included. The legends are clear and descriptive, and the tabulated information is well organized. The text provides concise information on topics common to pediatric allergy and on selected related subjects.
The topics covered include the following: allergy mechanisms; allergy evaluation; asthma differential diagnosis and management; otolaryngological and eye allergies; cutaneous allergies and related disorders; and specific allergies to foods, drugs, and
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