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January 1972

Immunology and the Skin: Advances in Biology of Skin

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Rochester, Minn

Arch Dermatol. 1972;105(1):136. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620040094036

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This book is the eleventh in the series of symposia organized by William Montagna and is remarkable in the scope of topics and the prestige of the authors. After an introductory chapter by W. E. Parish on the "Effects of Immunologic Responses," there is a chapter on the "Cells Involved in Immune Responses" by J. L. Turk in which he describes the currently accepted dual system of immunobiology and the role that each cell type plays in it. Samuel Salvin discusses the roles of protein carriers and haptenes and R. D. Wilkinson and Bram Rose present an in-depth consideration of drug reactions, including those of the immediate and delayed types and the aids to diagnosis. Transplantation immunity and the role of lymphocytes is presented by Rupert Billingham. Thereafter are chapters relating to such specific skin diseases as pemphigus (Inderbitzin and Katz), lupus erythematosus (Tuffanelli), photoallergy (Willis), granuloma hypersensitivity (Epstein), and

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