This volume consists of two parts: Orientation and Clinical Aspects. There is a total of 23 chapters. The contributors are authors whose names are well known in the literature of their respective specialties.
In Part One, consideration is given first to the history of bronchial asthma and then to definitions and classification, statistics, causative factors, anatomy, physiology and to the immunologic mechanisms of asthma.
In Part Two, clinical phases are discussed. The disease is described and methods of testing discussed. The house-dust factor is considered at length and with profit. Etiological groups are considered as such, namely, foods, pollens and