By Peter Abramoff, PhD, Mariano F La Via, MD. Price, $12.95. Pp 492. McGraw-Hill Book Co, 330 W 42nd St, New York 10036, 1970.
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In this present day era of "clinical immunology" there has been a deluge of books and symposia dealing with varied aspects of hypersensitivity and autoimmunity. Biology of the Immune Response must stand out as a most notable achievement. Fundamental aspects of immunology, approached from a biological basis, are covered in a thorough and generally lucid presentation. Appropriate clinical references are made without attempting to present medical diagnoses or therapy.
The range of topics is most complete and presented in a well integrated manner. Included are discussions of antigens, antibodies, immunoglobulins, immunity, hypersensitivity, immunoenchancement, immunosuppression, and transplantation. Eleven contributing authors of international reknown are responsible for the excellent overall quality, eg, Kimishige Ishizaka, Richard Farr, Henry Claman, and David Talmage. Superb illustrations and references are found throughout the book.
This book should serve as an excellent reference for clinicians perplexed by the ever-expanding concepts of immunity, hypersensitivity, and clinical immunology and
Reisman RE. Biology of the Immune Response.. Arch Intern Med. 1971;128(4):643. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310220151030