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The humoral and cellular dichotomy of immunology is gone. Enter the two-component concept. Beginning with a well-polished review of T-cell and B-cell structure-function relations, this textbook then covers the immunoglobulins in 19 pages. The information is stimulating, but there are no references at the chapter's end. In 12 chapters by 17 contributors, most facets of immunology and immunobiology are surveyed. Clinical immunology is customarily considered to be composed of three parts: immunoglobulins and other serum factors, delayed hypersensitivity, and the phagocytic system. This book completely ignores phagocytosis. Perhaps the laboratory and clinical aspects of phagocytosis will be considered in a
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Clinical Immunobiology.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:146–147. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-1-146_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(1):146-147.
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