The Archives approved of the first edition of this book (77:593 [May] 1946), characterizing it as a monograph written by a clinician familiar not only with allergy but also with medical students and practitioners. The book promised to fulfill the purpose for which it was prepared: to make the field of allergy easily accessible to beginners and to physicians who could not possibly read their way through the maze of literature on allergy.
The second edition follows the pattern of the first but is almost a hundred pages longer. It has been brought up to date, now includes discussion on the use of corticotropin (ACTH) and cortisone in the treatment of chronic intractable asthma, and discusses new concepts that may explain the part that allergy plays in migraine, periarteritis nodosa, and other conditions.
As was true of the first edition, the new edition is written intelligently; it will serve