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July 1943

Primer of Allergy: A Guidebook for Those Who Must Find Their Way Through the Mazes of This Strange and Tantalizing State

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(1):141. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510010145027

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Abstract

The second edition of this "reasonably good bedtime story," to quote the author's words, is most acceptable. It should not only be of interest to the average allergic patient but constitute a real help in explaining a subject that is rather new and often difficult to understand. The physician who is confused about terms and about the subject in general will profit from reading this little book.

The object of the book is to help the patient to understand his disease and to urge him to cooperate fully with his physician. It is not written as a treatise on self medication. The nature of the disease, as the author says, makes it impracticable for the patient to be well enough informed to cure himself.

The theory of allergy is discussed in an original, simple manner, and instructions are given the patient about diet and keeping a diary, in which

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