The author states in his preface that the book was intended primarily for the general practitioner, medical student and beginner in the field of allergy. The contents and organization of this work render this claim too modest. The book is suitable for general practitioners and beginners, and it avoids the fault found in previous similar works of attempting to write for the public as well as for the physician. The terms peculiar to allergy are defined in a lucid manner characteristic of the entire book. Lengthy reviews and conflicting opinions are avoided wherever possible. An excellent summary closes each chapter. In addition to these advantages in a work intended for the general practitioner, it condenses and organizes the recent literature on allergy so well that most specialists in the field will welcome it.
The subject is divided into four sections: 1. The fundamental principles of allergy and anaphylaxis, including the