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Food Allergy: Its Manifestations, Diagnosis and Treatment with a General Discussion of Bronchial Asthma.

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By ROWE ALBERT H.. , M.S., M.D., Lecturer in Medicine in the University of California Medical School, San Francisco, Calif.; Chief of the Clinic for Allergic Diseases of the Alameda County Health Center, Oakland, Calif., etc. xi + 442 pages. 1931., Lea and Febiger., Philadelphia: . Price, $5.00 net.

Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(4):527-528. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-4-527_2
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Forty-three per cent of 400 unselected individuals were found to give a family history of allergy; and a personal history of allergy occurred in thirty-five per cent of this group. In general, statistics show a probable food allergy in upward of thirty per cent of all persons. In the monograph under review the author treats this important subject in an extremely complete manner. The many diverse characteristics and manifestations of food allergy are described as they affect the gastro-intestinal system or result in bronchial asthma, eczema, urticaria or angioneurotic edema. Diseases less commonly related to allergy in diagnosis such as



asthma ; food allergy

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