Medicine: Sniffles & Bumps

One out of every ten people in the U.S. suffers from some major form of allergy, such as asthma. One out of every two may suffer at one time or another from a minor form, such as simple hives. Beginning with these estimates, Manhattan Allergist Harry Swartz wrote a book, published this week, called Allergy: What It Is and What to Do About It (Rutgers University Press; $2.75).

Man lives in a world that is chock-full of things likely to cause allergies, says Swartz. He cannot escape them from the time he gets up in the morning until he goes to bed...

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