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March 1, 1913

An Introduction To The Study Of Infection And Immunity.

JAMA. 1913;60(9):693. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340090055034

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The great importance of a knowledge of immunity to the practicing physician, and the multiplicity of the facts bearing on this subject derived from recent experimental and clinical work make a complete treatise on the new science opportune. That this work has found in Dr. Simon a competent author goes without saying. The subject has been systematically developed in such a way that the reader becomes gradually acquainted with the new conceptions and phenomena and their accompanying new terminology. The latter half of the volume is devoted to the practical consideration of immunity in various diseases. Good directions are given for the preparation and use of autogenous and other vaccines. The methods of diagnosis depending on immunity reactions are also discussed. The work thus possesses, in addition to the work of its theoretic explanations and discussions, an immediate practical value in that its possession makes it unnecessary for the practitioner

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