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April 10, 1937

Recent Advances in Allergy (Asthma, Hay-Fever, Eczema, Migraine, Etc.)

JAMA. 1937;108(15):1292-1293. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780150066027

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The appearance of three editions during the last five years indicates the popularity of this book. In his preface to the first edition the author said "My aim in writing this book is to provide in a handy and inexpensive form a résumé of our present state of knowledge and the trend of modern research in allergy." This objective he has admirably accomplished in the third edition. The present edition differs from the previous one in that thirteen pages have been added to the text. In addition, many chapters have been revised, and new references to agranulocytic angina, parotid swellings, acne vulgaris and allergy to yeasts have been added. Each section is introduced by a paragraph of definitions followed in every instance by an excellent historical sketch in which the knowledge of the subject under discussion is traced from its earliest reference in medical literature to the present. Each clinical

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