By John A. Kolmer, M.S., M.D., Dr. P. H., Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, and Louis Tuft, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Chief of Clinic of Allergy and Applied Immunology, Temple University School of Medicine. Cloth Price, $10. Pp. 941, with 27 illustrations. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1941.
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This work brings together within a single volume the principles of immunology, biotherapy and chemotherapy which bear an important relationship to the management of infections. The clinical correlation of these fields which its scope affords makes the book invaluable to students and teachers of medicine but particularly to practicing physicians. Viewed in this light, the book represents a timely successor to the previous contributions of the senior author "Infection, Immunity and Biologic Therapy" and "Principles and Practice of Chemotherapy." The junior author is perhaps best known for his book "Clinical Allergy."
The present work embraces a discussion of the mechanisms of infection, immunity, anaphylaxis and allergy and the part played by these in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases. In presenting the subject matter the authors have arranged the text in two parts, part I comprising the general aspects of infection, immunity, biotherapy and chemotherapy and part II the
Clinical Immunology, Biotherapy and Chemotherapy in the Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Disease. JAMA. 1941;117(19):1658. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820450082034