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October 1964

Antibodies (Brit Med Bull 19: No. 3 [Sept] 1963).

Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(4):580. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860100162051

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The September, 1963, issue of the British Medical Bulletin is devoted to Antibodies. The subject is introduced historically by Prof A. A. Miles, and he proceeds in his introduction to justify the subsequent treatment of the "antibody face of the immunological coin."

Following the introduction, there are 16 papers dealing with antibodies by different authors from England, Scotland, Canada, and Australia. Each of the papers is essentially a brief review of some phase of the subject. Some of the topics treated are: "Nature of the Reaction Between Antigen and Antibody," by N. C. Hughes-Jones; "Sensitivity and Specificity of Methods of Detecting Antibodies," by J. R. Marrack; "Chemical Structure of Gamma-Globulin and Antibodies," by R. R. Porter; "Development of Knowledge of Antitoxins," by C. G. Pope; "Reagins," by D. R. Stanworth; and "Experimental Production of Auto-Antibodies or of Auto-Immune Disease," by Sir Macfarlane Burnet. From these reppresentative titles, is is obvious

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