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January 12, 1935

Allergische Diathese und allergische Erkrankungen

JAMA. 1935;104(2):142. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760020058028

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This volume constitutes one of the best German works on allergy. The book is divided into two sections, the first section dealing with the general principles of allergy and the second with the allergic diseases. Not only are the orthodox allergic diseases, such as hay fever, asthma, urticaria, eczema and hyperesthetic rhinitis, discussed, but full discussion is given in individual chapters to such manifestations as allergic gastricintestinal disturbances, migraine, epilepsy, toxemias of pregnancy, gout, arthritis, infections, the kidneys in relation to allergy, the heart and vascular disturbances. The author makes no claim that these conditions should all be regarded as allergic: he merely attempts to correlate the available literature and opinions. The book abounds with references, and American literature is given fair credit. One might say that it has too many references and too little of the author's opinions from his own experiences. As is customary in German medical literature

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