ALL ABOUT ALLERGY by

ALL ABOUT ALLERGY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Two leading men in the field explain and tabulate allergies which are recorded extending back circa five thousand years although the term itself was coined only in 1906. There's a play-by-play description of the consultation with a doctor and what it entails along with the diagnostic tests. Chapters deal with the more familiar allergens -- inhalants, foods, drugs, insects -- to the more eclectic; with hayfever and asthma and skin manifestations; with occupational reactions to certain substances; with the psychosomatic factors; and with the less common forms which seem to afflict almost every part of the body. There are extensive tables throughout a very well organized as well as comprehensive book and since there seems to be nothing comparable available, the market will certainly not have been desensitized.

Pub Date: May 28th, 1969
Publisher: Prentice-Hall