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Ever since the word allergy was introduced by von Pirquet at the turn of the century, there has been an extensive debate about its precise use. The editors of this superb reference text adopt a relatively narrow definition, covering the common allergic diseases, in extensive detail, that afflict approximately 90% of patients treated by allergists: asthma, allergic rhinitis, urticaria, or atopic dermatitis, alone or in combination.
The book undoubtedly will be most valuable to practicing allergists or those preparing for various examinations in allergy and clinical immunology, and also as a reference in medical libraries. The treatment of a rather
Allergy: Principles and Practice.. Ann Intern Med. ;100:328. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-328_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):328.
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