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October 1964

Biological Activity of the Leucocyte.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(4):577-578. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860100159046

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The Eosinophil Leucocytes. By R. K. Archer, MA, PhD, MRCVS. Price, $7.95. Pp 205, with 70 illustrations. F. A. Davis Company, 1914-1916 Cherry St, Philadelphia 19103, 1963.

The first of these two books is a compilation of papers presented by a study group under the sponsorship of the Ciba Foundation in March, 1961. The papers deal with the functional activities of the white cell, studied both in vivo, and in vitro. Though reference is made to nonhuman material, most of the reports cover experiments in man and with the white cells of man.

Each of the papers is by an expert in the field and presents both a review of the subject and the author's own contribution. The papers are documented with references and further enriched by a transcription of the group's discussion.

The second book is quite different in format and origin. It summarizes the author's experiments with the

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