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September 1937

Clinical Allergy.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1937;26(3):384-385. doi:10.1001/archotol.1937.00650020412015

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This book is a successful attempt to present in one volume the present knowledge concerning the fundamental nature of allergic reactivity, the tissues most likely to be involved, the many recognizable causes and the available methods of diagnosis and treatment. It thus embraces the entire field of clinical allergy, and while it may occur to those familiar with the author's previous publication on food allergy that this volume is merely an elaboration of his former work, such is not the case. While special emphasis is placed on food allergy because he feels it has received delayed and insufficient recognition, he minimizes in no way the importance of inhalant, contact, injectant, bacterial or parasitic sensitization. As a reference work on food allergy, however, this section of the book is comprehensive, explicit and authoritative. The "elimination" diets, in the use of which the author was a pioneer, have been revised, and detailed

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