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This volume brings together a remarkably complete authoritative survey of some of the most important phases of immunology as related to medicine. Several papers are presented bearing on each of the following areas of interest:
Heterogeneity of Antibodies
Detection of Antibodies in Human Sera
Effects of Antibody and of Antigen-Antibody Complexes on Intact Cells and Whole Organisms
Participation of Complement in Allergic Responses
Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity Reactions
Tolerance and Rejection of Tissue
Hormones and Allergic Responses
The Role of Mycobacteria in Allergic Manifestations
Some Factors Modifying the Response to Allergens
From these topics it can be seen that the volume represents a fairly comprehensive review of modern thought in immunology.
The papers in general are excellent, and much original work of the participants at the Conference is presented. Most of them emphasize the basic principles behind reactions of hypersensitivity and details relating to application of these
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