Book Reviews
May 1948

Fundamentals of Immunology.

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By William C. Boyd, Ph.D. Second edition. Price, $6. Pp. 503, with illustrations. New York: Interscience Publishers, Inc., 1947.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(5):773. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020790026

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The second edition of this book has adequately brought up to date a first edition addressed principally to medical students and research workers. An attempt has been made to present the fundamentals of immunology in an informative manner to those without any previous schooling in this subject, and within the limitations imposed by the intricacy of the subject matter this attempt succeeds admirably well. Immunologic terminology has been well clarified by the text; the discussion on chemical principles seems to assume somewhat more knowledge on the part of the reader.

The pediatrician cannot but profit from a careful reading of this book, thus clarifying his knowledge of the immunologic principles which govern so many of the problems affecting his management of the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of many diseases of infancy and childhood. There are extensive discussions of the general principles of antigens and antibodies and a lucid application of

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