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September 2, 1911

Infection, Immunity and Serum Therapy in Relation to the Infectious Diseases of Man.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(10):842. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260090064040

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The first edition of this work appeared in 1906; as a result of more recent progress along immunologic lines, a thorough revision became desirable, and in this Dr. Ricketts was engaged at the time of his death from typhus fever, contracted in the course of his work on that disease. The revision thus left unfinished has been completed by Dr. Dick, of the department of pathology of the University of Chicago.

The new edition presents several distinct advances over the old. An entirely new part is devoted to the principles of infection; in this are discussed in some detail not only the more general aspects of the subject, but the various mechanisms taking part in the conveyance of disease. A second part is devoted to the discussion of the principles of immunity, and a third to the special features presented by individual diseases. Each of these parts shows considerable elabboration

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