By Stewart Sell, MD. Price, $12.95. Pp 277, with 45 illustrations. Harper & Row, Publisher, Inc, 2550 Virginia Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21740, 1972.
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This book provides a concise review of immunology for medical students, house staff, and surgical practitioners. It covers the basic aspects of this rapidly expanding field of immunobiology in an informative yet limited manner. The author has divided the text into three major sections entitled: 1. Immunology, 2. Immunopathology, and 3. Immunity. There is a fine bibliography available to the reader, and the sections are adequately illustrated for better understanding and clarity.
The section on immunology provides a brief summation of the basic tools available in present-day immunological concepts. The best portions of this section concern the immunoglobulins and their structure as well as the identification of antigen-antibody reactions. The whole range of methods of identification of such antigen-antibody reactions are described in some detail. There is preliminary information involving immunological tolerance and phagocytosis.
The section on immunopathology is the most complete, as might be expected since the author is
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