Book Reviews
January 1942

Immunity Against Parasitic Diseases.

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By James T. Culbertson. Price, $3.50. Pp. 274, with 4 illustrations. New York: Columbia University Press, 1941.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(1):207. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010010208023

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In writing this book, the author has attempted to organize the voluminous literature which has appeared during the past twelve years in the field of parasitic immunity. This has been done with the dual purpose in mind of providing the beginning student with an introduction to the field and the experienced worker with a ready reference source. He admittedly assumes that the reader will be one who is well trained in both parasitology and immunology.

The subject matter is divided into three sections. In the first section the general principles of resistance and immunity, the mechanisms of specific immunity and the methods for demonstrating immunity are reviewed. In the second section specific diseases are discussed, with five chapters devoted to the protozoa, three to the helminths and one to the arthropods. The final portion is devoted to a brief discussion of applied immunologic measures, including a discussion of vaccination against

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