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Recent Advances in Allergy (Asthma, Hay-Fever, Eczema, Migraine, etc.)

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By BRAY GEORGE W.. , M.B., C. M. (Sydney) Asthma Research Scholar, The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London. With foreword by HURST ARTHUR F.. , M.A., M.D. (Oxon), F.R.C.P., Senior Physician, Guy's Hospital; Chairman Medical Advisory Committee, Asthma Research Council of Great Britain. 432 pages; 98 illustrations, including 4 colored plates. P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Inc., 1012 Walnut St., Philadelphia: , 1931.. Price, $3.50.


Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(8):1043. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-8-1043_1
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The author's two years of research in asthma at the Hospital for Sick Children have evidently given him a wide experience with allergic disease. He reviews the important theories and surveys the large field of experimental work. Brief historical sketches are also interspersed. He discusses heredity and the endocrines as factors in the causation of allergy. The more usual manifestations of allergy, as asthma, hay-fever, eczema, urticaria and angioneurotic edema are taken up in some detail. Numerous other conditions, such as dermatitis venenata, migraine, epilepsy, muco-membranous colic, vaccine therapy, drugs, serum reactions, hypersensitiveness to insects, the effects of molds and

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