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In recent years the advances in immunology have been of such a magnitude that many medical practitioners find themselves unable to comprehend the current scope of immunology. Holborow's short treatise is a worthwhile attempt to bridge the gap between classical immunology and current immunological investigation. There are concise reviews of antibody structure, synthesis, and physiology. The cell-mediated immune responses are considered, including a short chapter on the lymphocyte. The role of the thymus in the genesis of the immune response and the induction of antibody syntheses are reviewed. The book ends with a consideration of tolerance and autoimmunity.
An ABC of Modern Immunology.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1052. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1052_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1052.
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