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March 1949

Practice of Allergy.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;49(3):333. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.03760090092009

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The second edition of this popular work is timely. As stated in the preface, considerable new material has appeared and much has been removed which has become unacceptable, owing to the changes and better interpretation of the newer facts and theories of allergy.

The book is extremely comprehensive and can serve as a one volume encylopedia for the allergist. Considerable space is devoted to the theories of the nature and the environmental influences of this disease. Sufficient space is devoted to physiology and diagnosis. Probably the most important phase of the book deals with pollens and pollinosis, methods of collection, and distribution throughout the United States. The method of making extracts and the determination of proper dosage are given a great deal of space. The chapter on food allergy is also extensive and the diet lists are abundant. Contact and physical allergy also receive considerable discussion.

Perhaps more space should

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