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September 19, 1931

Resistance to Infectious Diseases: An Exposition of the Biological Phenomena Underlying the Occurrence of Infection and the Recovery of the Animal Body from Infectious Disease, with a Consideration of the Principles Underlying Specific Diagnosis and Therapeutic Measures.

JAMA. 1931;97(12):876. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730120056037

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The former title of this book was "Infection and Resistance." The author regards the new title as more accurately descriptive of the scope and purpose of his book; namely, the consideration of immunologic theories and methods in their relation to the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. The first part, which deals with the principles of infection and immunization, prepares the way for the second part, which deals with the practical immunologic problems of individual infectious diseases. The remarkable advances since the previous edition appeared eight years ago in the knowledge of the structure of antigens, of antigen-antibody reactions and of bacterial biology are discussed fully and clearly. The chapters on anaphylaxis have been rewritten and rearranged on the basis "of the belief that anaphylaxis to problems in animals and all the forms of human idiosyncrasy are basically related in mechanism." Generally speaking, the revision brings the book well down

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