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October 21, 1961

Leukocyte Agglutinins

JAMA. 1961;178(3):357. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040420097045

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This monograph deals with the author's work in the field, a critical review of the literature, and an evaluation as to the occurrence and significance of leukocyte agglutinins in humans. It is quite apparent after review that certain areas of discussion are omitted. The reason is pointed out by the author in the introduction when he states that "many of the problems touched upon are unsolved or have not even been experimentally approached as yet."

The chapter on the method of determining leukocyte agglutinins is sound and would serve as a stepping stone for initial investigation by someone new to the field, or for critical comparison of other techniques already in use. The latter is brought out even further in a subsequent chapter.

Two chapters are devoted to the occurrence and significance of leukocyte agglutinins. These are most interesting to anyone not particularly interested in technique of investigation. Several possibilities

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