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October 1943


Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;38(4):411. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670040425014

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Experimental and clinical allergy are progressively converging toward a point at which there is some unanimity of opinion between investigator and clinician. Much skepticism is encountered in the medical profession concerning not only the diagnostic technic of the allergist but more especially his ability to produce hyposensitization in the allergic person. In this treatise Urbach presents many of the controversial subjects in allergy, giving his own ideas for and against each opinion. Recent advances in the field of allergy are included in the book in a most comprehensive manner.

The contents are divided into three sections:

Part 1 includes the basic fundamentals and principles of allergy with particular reference to the methods of diagnosis and treatment. The classification of the different phenomena of hypersensitization and hyposensitization is unique in its nomenclature. A detailed discussion of such unfamiliar terms as "pathergy," "hetero-allergy," "parallergy" and "metallurgy" is exceedingly interesting though slightly confusing.

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