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October 11, 1947

Office Immunology Including Allergy: A Guide for the Practitioner

JAMA. 1947;135(6):394. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890060074032

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This excellent book is a compilation by six authors under the editorial supervision of M. B. Sulzberger and R. L. Baer, both dermatologists. The other authors include an allergist (W. C. Spain), a pediatrician (Abram Kanof), an immunologist (A. J. Weil) and a third dermatologist (N. M. Kanof). The material presented is a compilation of practical information. This is at times rather loosely put together under general headings, so that apparently unrelated conditions like diphtheria, botulism and brucellosis are included in the same chapter. The subject index is adequate. No bibliography is included.

As one might expect in a compilation by six authors, the quality of the material presented varies. The first two chapters, on common technics, are well written. Difficult procedures are carefully described and detailed precautions given when any danger might exist from their improper use. The chapter dealing with transfusion reactions is excellent. The difficult subject of

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