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October 1943

Fundamentals of Immunology

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(4):477-478. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510040121022

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This is a remarkably complete, lucid yet brief, exposition of many important phases of immunology. An idea of the scope of the work is given by the following list of chapters: Immunity and Immunology; Antibodies and Antibody Specificity; Antigens; Cell Antigens; Blood Groups; Antibody Antigen Reactions; Complement and Complement Fixation; Anaphylaxis and Allergy; Allergy and Immunity, Bacteria, Viruses, Parasites; Practical Use of Artificial Immunity; Laboratory and Clinical Technic.

Laboratory immunology is a difficult science for most beginners and is practically a closed book for many physicians, and certain phases of the subject are not easy for even the experienced laboratory and research man to grasp and to retain. Particularly meritorious in the present text are the precise, brief explanations of such subjects as the blood groups, the isoagglutinins and agglutinogens, the chemicophysical principles of antigen-antibody reactions, the technics of laboratory procedures and the mathematical bases for evaluating the significance

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