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September 1931

ASTHMA AND HAY FEVER IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

Arch Otolaryngol. 1931;14(3):405-406. doi:10.1001/archotol.1931.00630020445020

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Abstract

The authors have undertaken to present the theoretical and practical aspects of the subjects of hay-fever and asthma, the two most important clinical forms of allergy. As they thought that this presentation was beyond the reach of any one individual, they combined efforts in compiling this volume, which consists of 851 pages. In a volume of this size the aim is to present a rather complete treatise on the topic. No effort is made, however, to include a historical statement of theories that have been discarded. The subject matter does not confine itself solely to hay-fever and asthma, but includes a discussion of the entire subject of hypersensitiveness and the relation to these atopic illnesses. The related conditions of hay-fever and asthma are discussed in separate presentations because of the advantages to the reader and also on account of the difference in the categories of the excitants of these two

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