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November 1948

Fundamentals of Immunology.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;76(5):598-599. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030030611015

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This second edition adequately brings up to date a first edition addressed principally to medical students and research workers. The attempt is made to present the fundamentals of immunology in an informative manner to those without previous schooling in the subject and, within the limitations imposed by the intricacy of the subject matter, it succeeds admirably well. Immunologic terminology is well clarified by the text; chemical discussion seems to take for granted somewhat more knowledge on the part of the reader.

Throughout the book there is a definite attempt to reconcile immunologic principles with chemical phenomena. The reviewer cannot judge regarding the appropriateness of this book for the early instruction of medical students but recommends that it be thoughtfully read by the pediatrician who will thereby clarify his knowledge of many important clinical problems of his practice.

The theoretic background of immunology is presented comprehensively and in an interesting manner.

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