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October 9, 1954

Handbuch der inneren Medizin

JAMA. 1954;156(6):665-666. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950060091046

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This sixth volume of the rehabilitated Mohr and Staehelin system of medicine is already in its fourth edition. Part 1 covers constitution, allergy, and diseases of the locomotor system. The section on constitution, by Prof. F. Curtius, consists of an introduction; a brief historical review; a classification and discussion of different constitutions—their relation to race, heredity, environment, and other factors—and a summary. The section also includes an extensive discussion of the morphology and physiology of the different constitutional types and their bearing on disposition to disease, and an equally complete discussion of the methods of investigation, diagnosis, and treatment of constitutional maladies. This part of the work is profusely illustrated. The section on allergy, by Prof. Hugo Hammerer, consists of an introduction covering the etiology of the condition, the allergic diathesis, and the principles of diagnosis and treatment. This is followed by specific descriptions of allergic phenomena as they are

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