It is the purpose of the author of this book to furnish a guide for patients suffering with asthma, hay fever and related disorders. He deals chiefly with bronchial asthma, but includes also hay fever, vasomotor rhinitis, cutaneous disorders and other manifestations of allergy. The book includes a brief historical review and a discussion of the etiology, complications and treatment of these disorders. The author has made available to the patient much valuable information concerning the problems of diagnosis and treatment which should promote, therefore, a much better understanding and cooperation between the patient and the physician. Especially valuable is the discussion of daily contacts with possibly offending proteins, which includes a history of foods and the more common airborne substances.
A criticism which might be offered is that in the effort to give information of value both to the physician and to the patient, certain phases of the book