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June 1947

Allergy in Practice

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(6):864-865. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520060126016

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This book is a presentation of the subject of allergy with an attempt to cover the field and to emphasize its practical aspects. The first edition was published in 1944, but the author feels that a second edition is justified because of the recent progress in experimental and clinical fields of allergy.

There are thirty chapters beginning with an introduction and a history, anaphylaxis, hypersensitiveness in man, general causes of allergic disease and epidermal allergens. There follows a complete chapter by Oren C. Durham, Chief Botanist of Abbott Laboratories, on pollens and pollen allergy covering one hundred and four pages with photographs of the important plants producing pollen allergy and charts of their geographic distribution. The chapter on allergy to fungi is unusually thorough, largely because of the author's interest and work in this field. In the following chapters, miscellaneous inhalants, food allergy, allergy to drugs, allergy to injected substances,

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