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August 1970

Allergy in Children.

Author Affiliations

Torrance, Calif

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(2):172. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100070116028

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This is a book in which practical aspects of pediatric allergy are discussed in an easily understood manner by two very good allergists who are also experienced in teaching. It contains many helpful hints for the diagnosis and treatment of allergic conditions and makes judicious use of tables and illustrations. It does not purport to be a textbook on immunology and because of this, supplemental reading will be needed if one is to keep informed on current thinking and new developments in this fast growing field. The authors are well aware that differences of opinion exist in many areas where pathogenetic mechanisms are poorly understood as well as where terminology is not yet thoroughly standardized. Some, for example, would not agree with the authors' statements that in humans anaphylaxis is uninfluenced by hereditary predisposition and that "reaginic" antibody is quite distinct from "anaphylactic" antibody. Such points of contention are

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