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Article
June 1945

Essentials of Allergy

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(6):424. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510240070017

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Abstract

In this compact volume the author has given a large amount of information, which is concisely stated and easily understood. The subject matter is presented in outline form and includes chapters on anaphylaxis, allergy, diagnosis and treatment of allergy, pollen allergy, bronchial asthma, nasal allergy, cutaneous allergy, serum allergy, drug allergy and bacterial allergy. Selective bibliographies supplement each chapter.

Some chapters are followed with case reports, which illustrate essential practical considerations and emphasize diagnostic and therapeutic methods. A goodly number of photographs and tables are included, which greatly enhance the value of the book.

Useful diets free from egg, wheat and milk are given and numerous recipes which do not contain wheat and egg.

A weak section of the book is the chapter on cutaneous allergy. Not only is the subject poorly presented and inadequately covered, even for a book of this size, but many

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