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August 12, 1933

Wissenschaftliche Forschungsberichte, naturwissenschaftliche Reihe.

JAMA. 1933;101(7):551. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740320061040

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This book reviews the progress of serology during the last few years and up to July, 1932. The word serology is used in a strictly limited sense and includes only such immune phenomena as may be studied in the test tube. In other words, the book does not deal with the biologic problems of immunity, infectious and otherwise, or of anaphylaxis. An enumeration of the main topics will indicate better the exact scope of the book: antigen and haptenes, agglutination, hemagglutination, specific precipitation, complement, hemolysis, complement fixation and deviation, the Wassermann reaction, inhibition zones in serologic reactions, phagocytosis, bactericidal and bacteriolytic antibodies, toxins and antitoxins, the lipoids in serologic reactions, and the formation of antibody. The book gives an authoritative, more or less critical, instructive review of the progress of investigation of the problems just indicated.

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