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October 23, 1943


JAMA. 1943;123(8):515. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840430067025

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This is the most ambitious work on allergy in recent years. The massiveness of this volume of more than a thousand pages, with 2,262 references appearing as footnotes, indicates the thoroughness of the work. The illustrations are excellent in reproduction and choice. It is a reference work which the specialist in allergy will appreciate for its thoroughness in both allergy and applied immunology. Whether physicians other than specialists will equally appreciate it will depend on the degree of their interest in allergy and immunology. The very completeness with which the literature is covered and the thoroughness of many of the discussions may overwhelm the reader who is not definitely interested in these subjects.

This book is divided into three parts. In part I, covering the first 283 pages, the author discusses the fundamentals of allergy from the point of view of the immunologist. An excellent and clear presentation with a

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