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April 22, 1974

Immunologic Disorders in Infants and Children

JAMA. 1974;228(4):507. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230290055042

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Modern immunology has come a long way from Jenner and his milkmaids. Now we have "nude" mice in the laboratory and a plethora of eponyms and classifications of the many components of the immunological system. Read this book to review the basic knowledge now available, particularly the important portion relevant to human health and disease.

The intricacies of immunology confound many physicians, particularly since much of its growth has come in the past 15 years. Writing with both the specialist and the generalist in mind, the contributors to this book have combined a presentation of laboratory investigations with clinical descriptions of immunologic disorders. The information is presented with admirable brevity and the illustrations serve to convey the sense of order of nature's plan. Key references to summary and review articles are provided; however, most chapters are followed by at least a page of references. The terminology employed is that recommended