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June 2, 1945

Essentials of Allergy

JAMA. 1945;128(5):394. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860220076035

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This book faithfully and successfully carries out the purpose announced in its preface. It is specifically designed for the undergraduate medical student and for the general practitioner. With this limitation in mind, this is an excellently written, well organized book, covering in a concise way a wealth of information on allergy. Immunology is not neglected. In the first twenty-six pages Criep gives briefly an excellent summary of the subject. The author skilfully saves space by avoiding repetition. An example is furnished in the chapter on nasal allergy. Under "treatment" the author refers to chapter v, on treatment of allergy. The forty-two black and white illustrations and the one color plate are quite adequate for undergraduate teaching purposes. They show the excellent discrimination and teaching experience of the author. Case reports at the end of many chapters are well chosen to accentuate the clinical subjects discussed. To summarize, this is one

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