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July 28, 1934

Allergy in General Practice

JAMA. 1934;103(4):283. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750300057030

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Here is a practical handbook in allergy compiled by a student. The first chapter is an interesting historical orientation of the subject. The second summarizes the immunologic arguments. The third describes asthma clinically. In the next four chapters the author classifies, analyzes and sifts every scrap of material on the approach toward a solution of asthma. Three chapters are devoted to hay fever. It is not disparaging to say that the keystone of this arch-allergist's credo is Durham's chapter on pollen. Sheer merit makes this section stand out. It is the most concise account of the national situation thus far presented. It can be appreciated only by the practicing allergist, who finds his every quest in the clinical geographic importance of pollens now ended. Every allergist, hay fever treating doctor and patient will henceforth be indebted to Mr. O. C. Durham, chief botanist of the Abbott Laboratories, for the practical

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