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Exploration of the immunologic components of host-defense that operate in the lungs is cited by the editors as the purpose of this monograph. This purpose is accomplished by an excellent collation of 24 chapters written by different investigators into an orderly and sensible sequence of interesting presentations. Unlike many multi-author books, this monograph is well cross-referenced, and duplication of material is virtually eliminated.
There are three sections of about equal length. The first eight chapters describe basic molecular biology of the lung with clear and concise discussions of the components of cellular and humoral immunity of the lung followed by
Immunologic and Infectious Reactions in the Lung.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:139–140. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-139_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):139-140.
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