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February 20, 1967

Dermatologic Allergy: Immunology, Diagnosis, Management

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JAMA. 1967;199(8):590. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120080124035

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Any serious student of dermatology should see his library grow a book a month. This month the book is Criep's splendid new Dermatologic Allergy. It has an assured welcome as the first text in the field in over a generation. It will be further welcomed as an authoritative compendium of modern dermato-immunology, viewed by a distinguished allergist and his colleagues. Clinically oriented, it offers much to the physician who is concerned with either the impact of the allergic reaction on the skin or the knowledge of allergy which can be derived from a study of the skin.

Over half of the text has been written by Criep, who has achieved a direct clear presentation of the facts and concepts of modern immunology which are often obscure to the practicing clinician. An excellent back-up list of titled references lures the reader to the library. Sections of special appeal include chapters on