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CLINICAL ALLERGY, PARTICULARLY ASTHMA AND HAY FEVER

Am J Dis Child. 1931;42(1):257. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940130264024.
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Dr. Rockeman has done a great service to practicing physicians by making available to them a concise but comprehensive review of the subject of allergy. Not only pediatricians but practitioners in every branch will be interested in the book.

The author begins with a historical review of the subject and an introduction to the terms used. In part 1 there are chapters on the principles of allergy with theoretical considerations of allergic phenomena, including chemistry and immunology and a description of hypersensitiveness. This part of the book is a clear and complete résumé of the knowledge of anaphylaxis and idiosyncrasies to drugs, including the technic of cutaneous tests for hypersensitiveness to food and pollens, etc.

Part 2 deals with the manifestations of allergy observed in the patient. Asthma, hay-fever and urticaria are dealt with in an exhaustive manner as to etiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment. Allied conditions, such as eczema

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