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Somatic and Psychiatric Treatment of Asthma.

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Edited by ABRAMSON HAROLD A.. , M.D., Associate Physician and Chief, Allergy Clinic, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York; Assistant Professor of Physiology, The College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. 751 pages; 15.5 X 24 cm. The Williams and Wilkins Company; , Baltimore: . 1951.. Price, $11.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(2):407. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-37-2-407_2
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This volume represents the collaboration of 34 authors under the editorship of Harold A. Abramson. It is divided into six parts: Basic Concepts, General Testing and Treatment, Nature of Inhalant Allergens and Their Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Psychotherapy, and Special Geography.

The defects and advantages of all such collaborative texts are found in this publication. The tempo is jerky and the merits of the different portions vary with the importance of the section and the literary ability of the contributor. On the whole, however, the book seems a definitely valuable addition to the allergic literature. The Physiology of Respiration, Lung Volume



asthma ; psychiatry

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