Middleton s Allergy Essentials E Book

Middleton s Allergy Essentials E Book
Author: Robyn E O'Hehir,Stephen T Holgate,Aziz Sheikh
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-12-09
ISBN 10: 0323392733
ISBN 13: 9780323392730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Middleton s Allergy Essentials E Book Book Review:

For decades, health care practitioners have relied on Middleton’s Allergy as their go-to reference for comprehensive information on allergic disorders. Now Middleton’s Allergy Essentials, by Drs. Robyn E. O'Hehir, Stephen T. Holgate, and Aziz Sheikh, offers a concise resource that’s both easily accessible and highly authoritative. Perfect for clinicians in primary and secondary care settings, this practical volume covers what is most useful in your daily practice, with a strong emphasis on disease diagnosis and management. A practical approach to evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of allergic disorders, focused specifically on what the non-specialist needs to know for everyday practice. Each chapter begins with a handy summary of key concepts to help you quickly identify important information. Coverage of today’s hot topics includes asthma, drug allergies, food allergies and gastrointestinal disorders, anaphylaxis, atopic dermatitis, and allergic contact dermatitis. Concise sections on mechanisms are included where relevant, keeping you up to date with this rapidly evolving field. Authored by the same internationally recognized experts that produce Middleton’s Allergy, the definitive text in the field. Ideal for physicians, residents, general and family practitioners, nurse practitioners, primary care doctors, hospitalists, general internists – anyone who is called upon to make effective diagnostic and treatment decisions regarding allergic disorders.

Allergy Essentials

Allergy Essentials
Author: Robyn E O'Hehir,Stephen T Holgate,Aziz Sheikh,Gurjit K. Khurana Hershey
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-12-16
ISBN 10: 0323809138
ISBN 13: 9780323809139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Allergy Essentials Book Review:

Perfect for clinicians in both primary and secondary care settings, Allergy Essentials, 2nd Edition, covers the information you need most in your daily practice, with a strong emphasis on disease diagnosis and management. In one concise, convenient volume, it covers all common allergies in children and adults, offering authoritative content from the world’s leading allergy experts in conjunction with primary care/family practitioners for a practical, balanced approach. You’ll find up-to-date information on everything from basic immunology and physiology to new medications, new therapies, and individualized treatment options, allowing you to confidently integrate these changes into your practice. Offers a practical approach to evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of allergic disorders, focused specifically on what the non-specialist needs to know for everyday practice. Includes new content on allergen-specific immunotherapy as well as a new chapter on precision medicine. Covers the most recent allergy tests, including blood tests, and includes current discussions of biologicals as therapeutics. Provides focused, relevant information on basic immunology and physiology, epidemiology, and allergens. Begins each chapter with a handy summary of key concepts to help you quickly identify important information. Authored by the same internationally recognized experts that produce Middleton’s Allergy, the definitive text in the field. An ideal resource for primary care providers who are increasingly seeing and treating patients with allergic conditions as well as allergists who need a concise and current practice reference.

Middleton s Allergy Essentials

Middleton s Allergy Essentials
Author: Robyn E. O'Hehir,Stephen T. Holgate,Aziz Sheikh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780323375795
ISBN 13: 0323375790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Middleton s Allergy Essentials Book Review:

For decades, health care practitioners have relied on Middleton's Allergy as their go-to reference for comprehensive information on allergic disorders. Now Middleton's Allergy Essentials, by Drs. Robyn E. O'Hehir, Stephen T. Holgate, and Aziz Sheikh, offers a concise resource that's both easily accessible and highly authoritative. Perfect for clinicians in primary and secondary care settings, this practical volume covers what is most useful in your daily practice, with a strong emphasis on disease diagnosis and management. A practical approach to evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of allergic disorders, focused specifically on what the non-specialist needs to know for everyday practice. Each chapter begins with a handy summary of key concepts to help you quickly identify important information. Coverage of today's hot topics includes asthma, drug allergies, food allergies and gastrointestinal disorders, anaphylaxis, atopic dermatitis, and allergic contact dermatitis. Concise sections on mechanisms are included where relevant, keeping you up to date with this rapidly evolving field. Authored by the same internationally recognized experts that produce Middleton's Allergy, the definitive text in the field. Ideal for physicians, residents, general and family practitioners, nurse practitioners, primary care doctors, hospitalists, general internists - anyone who is called upon to make effective diagnostic and treatment decisions regarding allergic disorders.

Essential Allergy

Essential Allergy
Author: Niels Mygind
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 433
Release: 1996-01
ISBN 10: 9780632036455
ISBN 13: 0632036451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Allergy Book Review:

Its premiere widely praised for its readability and wealth of detail, Essential Allergy′s second edition continues in the same tradition as a broad–based practical volume covering the whole of allergy. The text has a large number of short chapters accompanied by many illustrations, colour photographs, and diagrams (single or two–colour) and supported by summaries and headings. In this new edition each chapter is now prefaced by a ′key points′ section. Because this is a clinical text written for those who already [should] have a significant understanding of the field, theory and pathophysiology are only included to support a particular clinical insight. This second edition has also added co–authors: Ronald Dahl, Professor Kristian Aarhus, Dr Soren Pedersen (a paediatrician in Kolding), and Professor Kristian Thestrup–Pederson (a dermatologist in Aarhusto). Moreover, the ENT expertise of the original author (Dr Niels Mygind) has been enhanced by his re–training as a chest physician. As a result of these additions, the book provides broader expert coverage in the same successful format.

Essential Oils

Essential Oils
Author: AntonC. deGroot,Erich Schmidt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1058
Release: 2021-04-12
ISBN 10: 1000434494
ISBN 13: 9781000434491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Oils Book Review:

Essential Oils: Contact Allergy and Chemical Composition provides a full review of contact allergy to essential oils along with detailed analyses of the chemical composition of essential oils known to cause contact allergy. In addition to literature data, this book presents the results of nearly 6,400 previously unpublished sample analyses, by far the largest set of essential oils analyses ever reported in a single source of scientific literature. Covering 91 essential oils and two absolutes, the book presents an alphabetical list of all 4,350 ingredients that have been identified in them, a list of chemicals known to cause contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis, and tabular indications of the ingredients that can be found in each essential oil. The book discusses contact allergy and allergic contact dermatitis for each of the oils and absolutes, sometimes able to provide only one or two reports but drawing upon considerable amounts of literature in other cases, such as with tea tree oil, ylang-ylang oil, lavender oil, rose oil, turpentine oil, jasmine absolute, and sandalwood oil. While limited information on the main components and their concentrations would be enough for most dermatologists, this book gives extensive coverage not only to improve levels of medical knowledge and quality of patient care, but also for the benefit of professionals beyond clinical study and practice, such as chemists in the perfume and cosmetics industries, perfumers, academic scientists working with essential oils and fragrances, aromatherapists, legislators, and those involved in the production, sale, and acquisition of essential oils.

Middleton s Allergy

Middleton s Allergy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1765
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780323056595
ISBN 13: 0323056598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Middleton s Allergy Book Review:

This best-selling resource has a worldwide reputation as the leader in its field. Focusing on human immunology and biology, while also reporting on scientific experimentation and advancement, it provides comprehensive coverage of state-of-the-art basic science as well as authoritative guidance on the practical aspects of day-to-day diagnosis and management. This new edition includes 700 full-color illustrations and a new, more accessible format to make finding information a snap for the busy practitioner. And this Expert Consult Edition offers online access to the complete contents of the 2-volume set, fully searchable, and much more. Includes a glossary of allergy and immunology for quick and easy reference. Contains keypoints and clinical pearls highlighted to find important information quickly. links to useful online resources both for you and for your patients. Offers contributions from hundreds of international authorities for world-class expertise in overcoming any clinical challenge.

Monographs in Contact Allergy Volume 2

Monographs in Contact Allergy  Volume 2
Author: Anton C. de Groot
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 966
Release: 2021-03-22
ISBN 10: 1000421856
ISBN 13: 9781000421859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monographs in Contact Allergy Volume 2 Book Review:

This second volume in an exciting and detailed series on contact allergens provides monographs of all 181 fragrances and 79 essential oils which have caused contact allergy / allergic contact dermatitis, including the indicators for fragrance allergy (fragrance mixes I and II and Myroxylon pereirae resin [Balsam of Peru]) and non-fragrance allergens in botanical products used in the perfume industry. The monographs present: Identification section; Contact allergy (general population, patients with dermatitis, case reports and case series); Cross-reactions; Patch test sensitization; Presence in products and chemical analyses; Other side effects (irritant contact dermatitis, photosensitivity, immediate-type reactions, systemic side effects) and more. Key Features: Presents monographs of all known fragrance chemicals and essential oils which have caused contact allergy / allergic contact dermatitis Provides a full literature review of relevant topics of allergenic fragrances and essential oils Identifies INCI and IUPAC names, synonyms, CAS and EC numbers, structural formulas, RIFM and Merck Index monographs, SCCS opinions, IFRA and EU restrictions and advises on patch testing Presents an alphabetical list of all synonyms indicating their INCI names Covers an extensive amount of information to benefit dermatologists, allergists, and non-medical professionals involved with the research, development and marketing of fragrances and essential oils

Essentials of Clinical Allergy

Essentials of Clinical Allergy
Author: Samuel James Taub
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1945
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4333429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Allergy Essentials

Allergy Essentials
Author: Robyn E O'Hehir, MD,Stephen T. Holgate,Gurjit K. Khurana Hershey,Gurjit K Hershey, MD PhD,Aziz Sheikh, MD
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2022-02
ISBN 10: 9780323809122
ISBN 13: 032380912X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Allergy Essentials Book Review:

Perfect for clinicians in both primary and secondary care settings, Allergy Essentials, 2nd Edition, covers the information you need most in your daily practice, with a strong emphasis on disease diagnosis and management. In one concise, convenient volume, it covers all common allergies in children and adults, offering authoritative content from the world's leading allergy experts in conjunction with primary care/family practitioners for a practical, balanced approach. You'll find up-to-date information on everything from basic immunology and physiology to new medications, new therapies, and individualized treatment options, allowing you to confidently integrate these changes into your practice. Offers a practical approach to evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of allergic disorders, focused specifically on what the non-specialist needs to know for everyday practice. Includes new content on allergen-specific immunotherapy as well as a new chapter on precision medicine. Covers the most recent allergy tests, including blood tests, and includes current discussions of biologicals as therapeutics. Provides focused, relevant information on basic immunology and physiology, epidemiology, and allergens. Begins each chapter with a handy summary of key concepts to help you quickly identify important information. Authored by the same internationally recognized experts that produce Middleton's Allergy, the definitive text in the field. An ideal resource for primary care providers who are increasingly seeing and treating patients with allergic conditions as well as allergists who need a concise and current practice reference. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Food Allergy E Book

Food Allergy E Book
Author: John M James,A Wesley Burks,Philippe Eigenmann
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-08-17
ISBN 10: 1455739812
ISBN 13: 9781455739813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Allergy E Book Book Review:

Definitive yet concise, Food Allergy, by Drs. John M. James, Wesley Burks, and Philippe Eigenmann, provides expert guidance for efficient diagnosis and effective management of these increasingly prevalent conditions. The consistent, practical format, with a wealth of case studies, clinical pearls and pitfalls, full-color photos and illustrations, diagrams, and more make this an ideal quick reference tool for both allergy clinicians and primary care physicians. Quickly reference essential topics thanks to a templated, focused format that includes a wealth of full-color photos and illustrations, diagrams, case studies, and more. Benefit from the knowledge, experience, and global perspective of leading international authors. Deliver the best outcomes by incorporating clinical pearls from experts in the field into your practice. Stay current with timely topics including our latest understanding of non-IgE-mediated food allergies; cross-reactions; future therapies; natural history and prevention; and a review of unproven diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

Food Allergy Molecular Basis and Clinical Practice

Food Allergy  Molecular Basis and Clinical Practice
Author: M. Ebisawa,B.K. Ballmer-Weber,S. Vieths,R.A. Wood
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2015-05-21
ISBN 10: 3318023418
ISBN 13: 9783318023411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Allergy Molecular Basis and Clinical Practice Book Review:

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Drug Allergy Testing

Drug Allergy Testing
Author: David Khan,Aleena Banerji
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 0323497071
ISBN 13: 9780323497077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drug Allergy Testing Book Review:

With a focus on improving diagnosis and treatment, Drug Allergy Testing is your new go-to resource for understanding various drug allergies and testing methods, the epidemiology of and economic impact of drug allergies, and new drug and allergy developments. Features a wealth of up-to-date information for allergists, immunologists, and primary care physicians who diagnose and treat patients with drug allergies and hypersensitivity. Covers the basics of drug allergy evaluation and management as well as specific drugs including antibiotics, ASA/NSAIDs, chemotherapeutic agents and monoclonal antibodies.

Allergy and Sleep

Allergy and Sleep
Author: Anna Fishbein,Stephen H. Sheldon
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2019-06-28
ISBN 10: 303014738X
ISBN 13: 9783030147389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Allergy and Sleep Book Review:

Sleep-related abnormalities occurring as a result of allergic disorders can impact an affected individual’s health and overall well-being in a myriad of ways. This comprehensive book thoroughly covers the management of allergic and sleep disorders, providing a detailed discussion on how these co-occurring, often overlapping conditions can be treated in a personalized and patient-oriented manner. Allergy and Sleep: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice takes care to include a wide range of multidisciplinary perspectives required to effectively assess and manage allergy and sleep disorders, from allergists, sleep medicine specialists, otolaryngologists, and dermatologists, to primary care physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, and other researchers. Allergy and Sleep begins with a thorough grounding on the science of sleep, allergy, immunology, circadian rhythms and circadian immunology. Part II addresses assessment and treatment of common allergic diseases with comorbid sleep components, in a practical, easy-to-use case-based format. Later sections closely examine sleep-related disturbances commonly associated with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic disease; providing treatment guidelines, and detail various approaches to management throughout the patient’s lifespan. This resource concludes with a review of disease, sleep and circadian-specific therapeutics. Written by experts in their respective fields, Allergy and Sleep: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice is an ideal resource and important reference for any clinician working with patients suffering from sleep-related abnormalities due to allergic disorders.

Manual of Pediatric Allergy

Manual of Pediatric Allergy
Author: Major K Nagaraju
Publsiher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 9389587441
ISBN 13: 9789389587449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Pediatric Allergy Book Review:

The new edition of this manual is a practical guide to the diagnosis and management of paediatric allergy. Beginning with discussion on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of allergy, the next chapters cover diagnostic techniques. The following sections cover the numerous types of allergy including dermatitis, food allergy, ocular allergy and drug allergy. Several chapters are dedicated to asthma. The final sections present the advantages and disadvantages of common drugs used for the management of allergy and asthma, selected lab values in allergy and immunology, and devices for treating allergy and asthma. The second edition has been fully revised to provide clinicians with the latest advances in the field. Five new topics have been included in this edition – InVitro Testing for Specific IgE, Contact Dermatitis, Clinical importance of Standardisation of Allergens, Rheumatology in Allergy Practice, and Role of Probiotics in Allergic Diseases. Key points Practical guide to diagnosis and treatment of paediatric allergy Fully revised, second edition with new topics added Highly illustrated with clinical photographs and diagrams Previous edition (9789350904985) published in 2013

Issues in Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment 2011 Edition

Issues in Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment  2011 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2012-01-09
ISBN 10: 1464966826
ISBN 13: 9781464966828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment 2011 Edition Book Review:

Issues in Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment. The editors have built Issues in Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Hidden Food Allergies

Hidden Food Allergies
Author: James Braly,Patrick Holford
Publsiher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781591201953
ISBN 13: 1591201950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden Food Allergies Book Review:

Hidden Food Allergies offers the key to permanent allergy-free health--without the need for medication or unnecessarily restrictive diets. In this valuable new book, leading medical authority on nutrition Dr. James Braly and Britain's top nutrition expert, Patrick Holford, identify the most common allergens, help readers diagnose an allergy, and provide a full action plan for allergy relief. Readers will discover: - All about food allergies, and how they are different from food intolerances or sensitivities- How to prevent and solve childhood allergies- Exciting new findings on the relationship between food allergies, food addiction, and alcoholism- Possible causes of food allergies- The latest breakthroughs in allergy testing- How to follow elimination diets and reintroduce foods safely- How to guard against, treat, and reverse food allergy

History of Allergy

History of Allergy
Author: K.-C. Bergmann,J. Ring
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN 10: 3318021954
ISBN 13: 9783318021950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Allergy Book Review:

The prevalence of allergic diseases has increased dramatically over recent decades, both in terms of the number of sufferers and the number of allergies. This is a trend that has frequently been referred to as 'the epidemic of the 21st century'. As described in ancient texts, allergies have been known for over 2,000 years, but the term 'allergy' was only coined at the beginning of the 20th century when doctors began to understand their pathophysiological basis. This book presents a detailed and varied historical overview of the field of allergology. Beginning with insights on allergy from antiquity to the 20th century and the development of the associated terminology, it compiles historical reflections on the understanding of the most common allergic diseases. Important milestones in the discovery of mechanisms of allergy are described, followed by historical accounts of the detection of allergens such as pollen, dust mites, peanuts and latex, and of environmental influences such as pollution and the relationship between farmers and their environment. Several chapters illustrate the progress made in allergy management to date. Particular highlights of this book are the personal reflections of and interviews with a number of pioneers of allergy, including F. Austen, J. Bienenstock, K. Blaser, A. de Weck, A.W. Frankland, K. Ishizaka, and many more. Concluding with portrayals of allergy societies and collections, as well as being supplemented by two films, this book represents a veritable treasure trove of fascinating and richly illustrated information. Not only researchers, physicians and medical historians, but also students and even non-scientists will find History of Allergy a scientific adventure well worth reading.

Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy

Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Food Allergies: Global Burden, Causes, Treatment, Prevention, and Public Policy
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2017-05-27
ISBN 10: 0309450314
ISBN 13: 9780309450317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy Book Review:

Over the past 20 years, public concerns have grown in response to the apparent rising prevalence of food allergy and related atopic conditions, such as eczema. Although evidence on the true prevalence of food allergy is complicated by insufficient or inconsistent data and studies with variable methodologies, many health care experts who care for patients agree that a real increase in food allergy has occurred and that it is unlikely to be due simply to an increase in awareness and better tools for diagnosis. Many stakeholders are concerned about these increases, including the general public, policy makers, regulatory agencies, the food industry, scientists, clinicians, and especially families of children and young people suffering from food allergy. At the present time, however, despite a mounting body of data on the prevalence, health consequences, and associated costs of food allergy, this chronic disease has not garnered the level of societal attention that it warrants. Moreover, for patients and families at risk, recommendations and guidelines have not been clear about preventing exposure or the onset of reactions or for managing this disease. Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy examines critical issues related to food allergy, including the prevalence and severity of food allergy and its impact on affected individuals, families, and communities; and current understanding of food allergy as a disease, and in diagnostics, treatments, prevention, and public policy. This report seeks to: clarify the nature of the disease, its causes, and its current management; highlight gaps in knowledge; encourage the implementation of management tools at many levels and among many stakeholders; and delineate a roadmap to safety for those who have, or are at risk of developing, food allergy, as well as for others in society who are responsible for public health.

Textbook of Allergy for the Clinician

Textbook of Allergy for the Clinician
Author: Pudupakkam K. Vedanthan,Harold S. Nelson,Shripad N. Agashe,PA Mahesh,Rohit Katial
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN 10: 1000280721
ISBN 13: 9781000280722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Allergy for the Clinician Book Review:

This is the second and updated version of the Textbook of Allergy for the Clinician. It is a unique book in the field of allergy. The uniqueness lies in the international character of the book with contributors representing both the East and West. This book represents the diversity of issues affecting patients in the specialty of allergy, asthma & immunology. There is some discussion of the basic mechanisms involved and extensive elaboration for the clinicians. This book will appeal to medical students, residents and fellows undergoing training as well as consultants in academic and clinical practice settings. The color plates, especially in the section on Aerobiology, will help in the interaction between the patient and consultant in identifying the plant or flora which is the causative factor. The differences and similarities between the Eastern and Western approaches in the practice of the specialty are being addressed for the first time in a book.

The Peanut Allergy Epidemic

The Peanut Allergy Epidemic
Author: Heather Fraser
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 1626369461
ISBN 13: 9781626369467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Peanut Allergy Epidemic Book Review:

Why is the peanut allergy an epidemic that only seems to be found in Western cultures? Over four million people in the United States alone are affected by peanut allergies, while there are no reported cases in India, a country where peanuts are the primary ingredient in many baby food products. Where did this allergy come from, and does medicine play any kind of role in the phenomenon? After her own child had an anaphylactic reaction to peanut butter, historian Heather Fraser decided to discover the answers to these questions. In The Peanut Allergy Epidemic, Fraser delves into the history of this allergy, trying to understand why it largely develops in children and studying its relationship with social, medical, political, and economic factors. In an international overview of the subject, she compares the epidemic in the United States to sixteen other geographical locations, finding that in addition to the United States, in countries such as Canada, the UK, Australia, and Sweden there is a one in fifty chance that a child, especially a male, will develop a peanut allergy. Fraser also highlights alternative medicines and explores issues of vaccine safety and other food allergies, making his book a must-read for every parent, teacher, and health professional.