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This is a small book containing six articles, each by a different contributor, and each devoted to a different aspect of the general subject. Dr. Baer discusses the present status of differentiation of allergic and nonallergic hypersensitivity to physical agents; Dr. Allan Lorincz contributes a chapter on hypersensitivity to trauma; Dr. Herman V. Allington writes on eczematous and polymorphous hypersensitivity to light; Dr. Stephan Epstein discusses urticarial hypersensitivity to light; Dr. Otis F. Jillson takes up hypersensitivity to heat; and Drs. Sylvia Griem and Stephan Rothman discuss cutaneous sensitivity to cold. Each chapter has an up-to-date bibliography. It is questionable whether many of the conditions discussed arise on an allergic basis, but the contributors indicate the difficulty of coming to a decision concerning this. The book is singularly free from typographical errors. The only criticism is that the title on the cover of the book is merely "Allergic Dermatoses," which
Allergic Dermatoses due to Physical Agents. JAMA. 1957;164(1):113. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980010115033
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