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The expansion of the scope of allergy to encompass the total field of immunology is well illustrated in the current volume of Progress in Allergy. Of the five articles contained in the tenth edition, only one deals with the immediate allergic response. A second reviews the transfer of delayed cutaneous hypersensitivity. The remaining three reviews summarize current advances in the understanding of the immune response in its cellular, humoral, and pathological aspects.
In the first section, Makinodan and Albright consider three features of the antibody response. They lucidly discuss the initiation of antibody formation, particularly with respect to the role
Progress in Allergy.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:824–825. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-4-824_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(4):824-825.
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