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February 1971

Biology of the Immune Response

Arch Dermatol. 1971;103(2):229. doi:10.1001/archderm.1971.04000140115029

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This book brings to the reader a very nicely unified approach to the fundamentals of immunology. In addition to the authors, there are 11 contributors, but each chapter has been cleverly integrated with the others. The book begins by considering the nature of immunity, followed by chapters on antigens, structure and function of immunoglobulins, development of the immune response, antibody induction and production, cellular and subcellular sites of antibody synthesis, immunologic memory, immunosuppression, immunologic protection, antigen-antibody reactions, and immunologic injury, and closes with a chapter on transplantation immunity. Each chapter is as up-to-date as can ever be expected in a textbook and has a very adequate list of references to pertinent literature through 1968. This book is highly recommended, not only for students of immunology but also for the physician who wishes to update his knowledge.

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