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April 1942

Allergy in Clinical Practice.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1942;27(4):832. doi:10.1001/archopht.1942.00880040208021

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After an introduction by Dr. Russell L. Haden on allergy as a factor in general medicine, the book begins with a general chapter by Dr. J. Warrick Thomas on the examination of the patient, comprising the history, physical examination, investigation, sensitization studies and a summary of the therapeutic program.

Then follows consideration of bronchial asthma, hay fever, perennial nasal allergy, allergic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, contact dermatitis, atropic dermatitis, drug eruptions, allergic manifestations of superficial fungous infections, urticaria and angioneurotic edema, gastrointestinal allergy, ocular manifestations of allergy, migraine and other allergic headaches, endocrine considerations in the allergic patient, uncommon manifestations of allergy and allergy in clinical practice.

The chapter on ocular manifestations, which is of special interest to readers of these Archives, was written by Dr. A. D. Ruedemann and treats of contact dermatitis, blepharitis, styes, conjunctivitis, iritis, cataracts, opacities of the vitreous, retinal changes, retrobulbar neuritis and myopia. The author emphasizes

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