Allergic Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment
Phil L. Lieberman, John Albert Anderson
Humana Press, 1997 - Technology & Engineering - 402 pages
A concise, easy-to-read, comprehensive, and up-to-date guide designed to help primary care physicians, pediatricians, and internists with the day-to-day diagnosis and treatment of their allergic patients. Its distinguished contributors-all highly experienced clinicians-integrate our latest understanding of the basic mechanisms of allergic disease and develop state-of-the-art treatment protocols that allow busy physicians to sharpen their allergy management strategies significantly. "Summary Boxes" utilized throughout book summarize crucial points and processes for time-pressured physicians, allowing them to quickly grasp a therapeutic situation and determine the best and most up-to-date treatment options. Each chapter contains numerous figures and tables to enhance understanding, treatment algorithms, and a list of suggested readings carefully chosen to deepen knowledge and insight into key points.
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