In recent years there has been a myriad of books by practicing pediatric allergists for the guidance of the parents of the allergic child. These books, which are almost uniformly of high caliber, fulfill a great need. Without adequate parental education and cooperation, the successful care of a child with a major allergic problem is often almost hopeless.
As is to be expected, the various guides for the parents of allergic children reflect the philosophy and experience of the physician author. Your Allergic Child is no exception. Written by an exceptionally capable practicing pediatrician with a special interest in allergy, the book presents a brief but very lucid description of basic information concerning allergy, as well as a description of "traditional allergic disorders" primarily caused by inhalant allergens.
Dr. Crook then goes on to discuss in greater detail his special interest of food allergy, which he labels "systemic illnesses and