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Rowe deals with the complex subject of allergy in a lucid, readable manner. With his extensive background of interest in the subject, what he has to say is reenforced by personal experience, which is so necessary in giving an adequate presentation to the reader. The general question of allergy is taken up first, and then come special sections on diseases and symptom complexes in which allergy does, or is supposed to, play a part. Every allergist in the reviewer's experience is an enthusiast, and the general physician may wonder whether or not a point is not strained sometimes in bringing forward an allergic explanation of this or that medical phenomenon. The same difficulty is felt when a monograph on endocrine disease, vitamin deficiency or any other specialized subject is read. If the general reader, however, preserves his own critical sense, he will find this book an admirable storehouse of
Clinical Allergy. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;61(2):369–370. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180080211019
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