Introduction to Clinical Allergy

Richard F. Lockey, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(6):1139. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320240173036.
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This short, concise, easily read text, primarily devoted to clinical allergy, is written for the practicing physician. It should be a welcome adjunct to existing texts on allergy that have become more complex with increasing emphasis on immunology and the immunologic aspects of allergic disease.

It is written almost exclusively by Feingold. Following an initial outstanding chapter that covers the major concepts of basic immunology, the remainder of the book is devoted primarily to the practical aspects of allergic diseases. With few exceptions, immunologic and newer concepts of allergy are integrated into well-written, well-illustrated, easily comprehended chapters on allergic diseases of the respiratory system, eye, and skin. Drug allergy, insect hypersensitivity, and the practical aspects of treating various allergic diseases pharmacologically and immunologically are also thoroughly covered. The drug information will be exceedingly helpful to the reader in distinguishing major differences in the myriad of therapeutic agents available for the


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