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May 30, 1977

Clinical Immunology

Author Affiliations

Scripps Clinic Medical Institutions La Jolla, Calif

JAMA. 1977;237(22):2425-2426. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270490065040

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In the second edition of this excellent textbook, Drs Freedman and Gold, in collaboration with 12 other members of the division of clinical immunology at Montreal General Hospital, attempt to summarize in a single volume recent advances in basic immunology and their application to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.

Although the allergic, connective tissue, and immunodeficiency diseases are treated in greatest detail, the book is geared to the practicing physician, without regard to subspecialty. Individual chapters cover the immunologic aspects of infectious diseases, dermatology, nephrology, hematology, and endocrinology. Unfortunately, few photographs or figures illustrate the clinical syndromes described in the text. The references, although well selected, are far from complete.

Of special interest is the thorough treatment of recent advances in tumor immunology and organ transplantation. The section on the clinical pharmacology of immunotherapy and immunosuppression is well organized and up to date.

Immunology as applied to medicine