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June 6, 1953

A Manual of Clinical Allergy.

JAMA. 1953;152(6):563. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690060079038

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The senior author of this work is prominent in the practice and teaching of allergy. In addition to his two associates, who are internists interested in allergy, there are a number of contributors in special fields. This able team has produced a unified manual on allergy, containing a wealth of information stated with clarity and simplicity. The material includes the techniques involved in diagnosis (scratch, prick, intracutaneous, and patch tests, elimination diets, diet diaries); the techniques in treatment, especially injection therapy; the drugs useful in allergy, the classification of antihistamines, the composition of useful proprietary preparations and common prescriptions; techniques in the preparation of allergens, including vaccines; techniques for pollen identification and pollen counting; and the technique for mold identification. There is even a chapter on office planning for the management of allergy patients. Each chapter contains a moderate number of references as footnotes.

The weakness of this manual is,

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