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October 1958

Immunopathologie in Klinik und Forschung.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;102(4):680-681. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260210166021

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In recent years new information about immunopathology and autoantibodies has been discovered so rapidly that we now have need for a book that records this new knowledge. The book of Miescher and Vorlaender meets this need very well indeed. The principal authors of the book have prevailed upon those workers who have contributed most to the subject in Europe, and each has written about the things with which he is most familiar.

The book starts with a consideration of the experimental background, and there are brief discussions of the general phenomena of immunology and of antibiotics against erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes. There is also an extensive review of the experimental production of glomerulonephritis, rheumatic fever, liver disease, and encephalomyelitis. This section is an extremely useful review of the experimental literature and will be read with interest by many laboratory workers.

The second part of the book is concerned with the

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