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June 1974


Arch Surg. 1974;108(6):881. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350300111033

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Immunology is a unique introductory primer for modern principles of immunology. It is a reprint of the entire immunology section from the second edition of Davis' Microbiology and provides a concise, yet thorough, presentation of the molecular approach to understanding immune responses. Throughout the text, important points are emphasized in heavy type; figures, diagrams, and tables are liberally provided to improve the clarity of the presentation. A valuable selected bibliography is provided for each of the seven chapters, as well as individual references for many of the diagrams within the chapters that the author has selected to illustrate major concepts. Particularly useful to the clinician are the chapters on antibody-antigen reactions, antibody structure, and antibody formation. These sections provide important data on methods of detecting antibody, including radioimmunoassays, fluorescent labeling techniques, and the entire basis for immunosuppression. This text is highly recommended as a comprehensive yet inexpensive reference for the

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