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This monograph summarizes current information regarding lymphocytes, cells which were once considered end-stage cells. At first glance, it seems ridiculous to spend so much effort on such plain-looking cells, and only the normal ones. It is now known that the lymphocytes, despite their insignificant morphologic appearance, are very important cells, playing a key role in the immune mechanism. This radical change in thinking has been brought forth by a countless number of studies from various sections of biological science. Information about lymphocytes will undoubtedly be further augmented because of the ever increasing interest that is rapidly being generated. If the investigators who have been interested in these cells have found it difficult to keep up with the voluminous literature, they may well find themselves lost in the sea of information dealing with this subject in the future. There is an urgent need for a monograph which will serve the following
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