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June 1965

Immunology for Students of Medicine. Ed 2.

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By J. H. Humphrey, MD, B Chir, FRS and R. G. White, MA, DM, B Chir. Price, $8.95. Pp 498. F. A. Davis Co., 1914-1916 Cherry St, Philadelphia, Pa 19103, 1964.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(6):753-754. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.03860180125038

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The immunologists have always seemed to have a mysterious science at their command, and practitioners often stood in awe of their talk of their rituals of complement fixation, immune adherence, complete and incomplete antibody reactions, and the like. With this new book, however, the secrets of immunology are exposed and elucidated for the clinician and the student in a pleasant and succinct manner. Perhaps the state of the science has progressed to the point that concise summation of the principles is now possible, though I am inclined to consider it more the skill of the authors which has brought this about.

Their stated aim is to provide a book which will "give students of medicine an understanding of basic principles and current problems in immunology with a view to their application in medical practice." Not only can the authors draw on a wealth of personal experience in investigative efforts in

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