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September 1943

A Handbook of Allergy for Students and Practitioners

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(3):357. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510030110016

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In a compact volume, the author has given a large amount of information which is readable and easily understood. The subject is divided into three main headings: the fundamentals, the causes and the results of allergy: Part III discusses the results of allergy and includes chapters on allergy of the nose and throat, asthma, dermatologic allergy and gastrointestinal and other allergies.

The subject of dermatologic allergy occupies 20 pages, and the opinions expressed should meet with the approval of most dermatologists. A minor criticism would be the inclusion of the luetin and the leprin test in a list of routine tests "daily applied" in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Few dermatologists use the luetin test at present, and the leprin (more often called lepromin) test is not diagnostic of leprosy. It is only a prognostic test. In this chapter the word pruritus is also consistently misspelled.

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