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In their preface the authors state that "this book is intended for both medical school and the biological sciences, including medical technology and veterinary medicine." On the back cover, the publisher adds that this book is "designed as a comprehensive, clinical introduction to the basic principles of immunology and immunopathology, [and is] an intermediate-level text written for students of medicine, medical technology, and nursing as well as for practicing clinicians and laboratory personnel." This ambitious endeavor is not fulfilled because nurses and medical students do not share a common level of comprehension with the highly sophisticated or advanced specialist in immunology and immunopathology. Inasmuch as no single volume could effectively achieve these broad ideals, the authors have had to abbreviate and even omit many clinical entities to allow for the more comprehensive denouement of immunologic concepts.
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