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October 3, 1959

Allergie und allergische Erkrankungen. Band I, allgemeiner Teil

JAMA. 1959;171(5):627. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010230125035

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This volume, written with the collaboration of eight Hungarian contributors, deals with general and basic considerations. The author takes the attitude that the tie between allergy and immunology is progressively becoming closer, so that one cannot be discussed without the other. Among the subjects covered are criteria; classification and terminology; distinction between immediate and delayed types; antigens and antibodies and factors in the antigen-antibody reaction; antibody production, mediators (including histamine, acetylcholine, serotonin, and slow-reacting substance); the immunochemistry of antigens and antibody; experimental anaphylaxis; autosensitization; transplantation and tumor immunology; the role of the neuroendocrine system; pathological anatomy; the production of allergic processes; general diagnostic measures in allergy; various serologic tests in allergy and immunology; and general principles of management of allergic manifestations. In virtually all of the above subjects the most important phases are discussed, so that the reader can find at least a summary of any field bearing on hypersensitivity.

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