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May 1946

Essentials of Clinical Allergy.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1946;77(5):593. doi:10.1001/archinte.1946.00210400118015

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This monograph is written intelligently by a clinician who is familiar not only with allergy but also with medical students and practitioners. It discusses allergy from several viewpoints, laying especial emphasis on those kinds of allergy which appear most commonly in clinical work. Thus the author has a great deal to say about asthma and hay fever but comparatively little about gastrointestinal allergy or migraine or arthritis. He gives an excellent account of the detective work needed to track down the cause in any given case and sensible advice in regard to treatment.

On the whole, the volume promises well to fulfil the purpose for which it was prepared: to make the field of allergy easily accessible to beginners or to physicians who cannot possibly read their way through the maze of literature on allergy. It deserves success.

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