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The popularity of the first edition of this book was such that it has not been readily available for several years. The author has accomplished a most difficult task by improving an excellent work. Although the number of pages is reduced from 711 to 690, the revision is thorough and includes the most important advances made since the first edition was published in 1937. The book was kept within the original size by the elimination of statistical data, the reduction of the bibliography to general references at the end of the book and by careful editing. The elimination of redundant expressions has led to conciseness and increased clarity.
The organization used in the first edition is maintained with only slight revision because of the added chapters on allergy to fungi and a rearrangement of other material. The book is divided into four, sections. The first deals with the fundamental principles
Clinical Allergy. JAMA. 1949;141(9):631. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910090057029
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