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September 5, 1959

International Textbook of Allergy

JAMA. 1959;171(1):127-128. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010190129031

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The 25 chapters of this book were written by 31 contributors: 6 from the United States, 2 from Canada, 1 from Argentina, 1 from Brazil, and the other 21 from various European countries. The book is well written in excellent English, a tribute to the editing of J. M. Jamar of Brussels. Only occasionally does an awkward phrase suggest that English is not the native language of most of the authors. Each chapter is an essay on a special subject and is followed by a fairly comprehensive list of references.

The book has two sections, a short one of 65 pages on fundamental subjects and a long one of 574 pages on clinical allergy. The first is well written, despite the limited space assigned and contains chapters entitled Anaphylaxis, Physiopathological Role of Histamine in Man, and Allergy and Immunology. The last chapter is a particularly concise, clear statement of present

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