This is a 339 page book, including a complete bibliography and an excellent index. The work represents the most complete treatise on this rather new and more or less elusive but highly important topic. The text is excellent in manner and the separation into short chapters with italicized headings for paragraphs renders the presentation lucid and easy to follow. It is a book that should be read by everyone who undertakes to be responsible for practicing in the field of otolaryngology, particularly because of the severe nasal symptoms resulting from allergy in such conditions as hay fever and the relation so frequently observed of pathology in the nasal passages, especially the presence of nasal polypi in chronic asthma. It seems to us that the presence of anatomic variations, such as irregularities of the nasal septum, have been taken too seriously as etiologic factors.
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