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June 1932

Food Allergy: Its Manifestations, Diagnosis and Treatment, with a General Discussion of Bronchial Asthma.

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By Albert H. Rowe, M.S., M.D., Lecturer in Medicine in the University of California Medical School, San Francisco. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 442. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1931.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;49(6):1098-1099. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150130221022

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The author of this book has limited his discussion to the manifestations of allergy due to foods and has brought together and summarized the views of most of those who have written on the subject. The extensive bibliography is divided into two parts, the first being the references related to food allergy, and the second being special references on other phases of allergy.

In his voluble enthusiasm on the subject the author explains, on the basis of allergy, many of the common constitutional disorders seen by internists, and he recommends his so-called "elimination diets" in their diagnosis and treatment.

The chapter on "elimination diets" includes many helpful recipes and suggestions. Careful and complete preliminary studies and later repeated observations of the patient are properly emphasized. Too frequent repetition of subject matter, too many case reports and the monotonous use of the expressions "in my experience," "in my opinion" and "my

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