The Archives (71:582 [April] 1943) reviewed the first edition of this book. The author believed that he had been able to assemble a group of cases of food allergy which differed in several respects from cases of atopic allergy. The method of recognition depended on the reaction of the patient's pulse rate to the administration of suspected antigens. The prediction was made that the book would be provoking but that its ideas would have to be confirmed before its concepts could be generally accepted.
The second edition is a revision of the first. With engaging frankness, the author confesses that his earlier work was greeted by his colleagues with uncompromising skepticism. He feels, however, that an interest in the subject is now stirring, and this has led him to the second publication. His ideas continue to need confirmation.
Unlike most new editions, the present one is $1.25 less expensive