The term "introduction" in the title of this book is unnecessarily modest. The reviewer knows of no work on this subject which approaches it in thoroughness, breadth of knowledge, clarity, scientific approach, and painstaking care to detail. Only one acquainted with the field of allergy and immunology, and especially its applications in dermatology, can realize what an emergence from an almost insolvable maze has been accomplished by Sulzberger in this book.
The presentation in lecture form is fortunate, as it allows the author the necessary freedom to present this difficult subject in a lucid, free manner, unhampered by the usual more formal methods. The language is clear. The highest standards for scientific discussions are met by this book. The marginal notes aid greatly in summarizing the material. The footnotes are excellent and in them the author cites his own opinions. In fact, throughout, the author never fails to state his