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September 1931

Food Allergy, Its Manifestations, Diagnosis and Treatment, with a General Discussion of Bronchial Asthma.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(3):528-529. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010537022

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In this work Rowe presents a valuable treatise on a new and important subject. His first chapter is devoted to the general considerations of the fundamental facts of allergy. They are brought out in an interesting and suggestive way, but the reviewer feels that this subject might have been more fully developed; it is essential for a satisfactory understanding of the clinical applications of the subject. Next, a chapter is devoted to the diagnosis of food allergy; then, one to the treatment by elimination diets and general measures. The remainder of the book, except the sixteenth chapter, which is devoted to a summary of the literature, is given to a clinical consideration of the subject. These chapters are complete, practical and extremely suggestive and should be useful to clinicians in general.

It is interesting and entirely in accord with the reviewer's experience that the author finds elimination diets much more

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