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November 1, 1941

A Manual of Allergy for General Practitioners

JAMA. 1941;117(18):1574. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820440082038

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Abstract

This little volume is essentially a brief thesis on the principles of allergy. The fourteen chapters cover most of the titles discussed in more extensive works on the subject, but in a much more sketchy manner. The author, a well known pioneer in the field and an indefatigable worker for advancements in allergy, does not propose this little book as a textbook which would give the practitioner workable information. He admits that the context is extremely elementary. The volume constitutes a clear, concise and simple statement of the fundamental knowledge necessary for the understanding of the nature of allergy, but for a working knowledge of the subject one would have to proceed to obtain information from additional sources. The status of this book can best be summarized in the words of the author when he says "When one has mastered the material in this manual, he should be ready to

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