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The publication of this second edition only three years after publication of the first indicates a demand by the members of the medical profession for this book. The authors have added 21 new illustrations and 1,300 new references after omitting a few hundred older ones. New sections are added on psychosomatic aspects, the Rh factor, allergic bronchitis, allergic cough and eosinophilic erythredema. The index of authors comprises 26 pages and the index of subjects 33 pages.
The book is divided into three parts. The first deals with the fundamentals of allergy; the second, with etiologic agents of allergic diseases and the third part with symptoms and therapy of allergic diseases. The allergic diseases of the different organs and systems of the body are taken up. Almost 100 pages are devoted to cutaneous diseases.
The reviewer has paid special attention to the part relating particularly to dermatology. He is convinced that
Allergy. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(6):868. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520060130023
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