Allergy means literally a strange reaction exhibited by the body to a wide variety of foreign substances. The results of it touch almost every field of medicine, and it is not surprising that the literature increases tremendously. Any review of this literature either must attain the size of a large book like Sulzberger's new volume, entitled "Dermatologic Allergy,"1 which, as its name indicates, covers only a portion of the entire subject, or else must consist of a summary of a few articles chosen according to the special interests of the compiler. Several summaries have appeared during the year. Simon2 presents an excellent outline in Nelson's "Specialties in Medical Practice." Rowe3 has a new chapter on bronchial asthma in "Nelson New Loose Leaf Medicine." S. Feinberg and Bernstein4 have reviewed one hundred and twenty-two articles on asthma and hay fever contributed during 1939, and Harten and Walzer
RACKEMANN FM. ALLERGY: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE OF 1940. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(1):207–234. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200010217013
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