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June 8, 1970

Allergy in Children

Author Affiliations

The Children's Hospital Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

JAMA. 1970;212(10):1711. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170230113037

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Allergic phenomena are seen by physicians in most specialties and perhaps most of all by those who care for children. There are said to be about 200 pediatric allergists in North America, where the specialty of allergy seems to flourish more than in other parts of the world. There is, thus, an undoubted need for a text on allergy in children. This one is written for the practicing physician who, the authors believe, needs access to information concisely presented, with a minimum of discussion of conflicting or controversial opinions.

It will remain to be seen how useful the practicing physician will find the book. He will certainly find much to interest him, especially the chapters on asthma and on pollen, fungal, and insect allergies. The physician who is interested in the pathogenesis of hypersensitivity reactions may be disappointed by the opening chapters where the different types of allergic phenomena are