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September 1, 1978

Immunology for the Practicing Physician

Author Affiliations

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland

JAMA. 1978;240(9):872-873. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290090066029

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The title of this publication is misleading since it tends to suggest that we are dealing with another outline of immunology for those who know nothing about the subject. Actually, the book consists of a series of articles on varied subjects of current clinical or research interest in the expanding field of immunology. These were compiled from a symposium held in Minneapolis in 1976.

The various articles are fairly closely knit and interrelated. They include discussions of basic T and B cell interactions and differentiation, with comments on the various subgroups (eg, T-suppressors, helpers). The currently popular topic of immunoregulation by a variety of cells and molecular substances is dealt with in some detail by Dr Gershon. He discusses the T and B subsets as well as various surface antigenic groups.

Dr Unanue has an excellent chapter on antigen surface receptors of lymphocytes and interactions of such cells with antigens