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January 17, 1931

Allergic Diseases: Their Diagnosis and Treatment.

JAMA. 1931;96(3):216. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720290060040

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In his preface to the first edition of this volume the author states that he "has frequently felt the need of a manual, explaining in a general way the chief causes of asthma and hay-fever and outlining the routine parts of the management of patients suffering from such diseases, in nontechnical terms so that it can be easily understood by the average patient." This volume satisfies a part of this need. The exciting causes of hay-fever, asthma and their allied conditions are discussed in a simple and concise manner. A lengthy chapter is devoted to a consideration of the geographic destribution of pollinating vegetation. The relationship of pollen formation and dissemination to altitude, climate, season, weather, rainfall, topography of the land, soil conditions, cultivation and habitation is indicated. The illustrations, maps and tables accompanying this chapter offer much ready and valuable information on time of pollination and regional distribution. The

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