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The value and success of a book should be assessed in relation to its stated goals: such goals are not clearly defined in this book. The preface of the first edition implied that it was intended as a reference source for those working in the field. The preface of the second edition emphasizes that it is a book about diseases. Both editions are scholarly, detailed, and cover many diseases.
This second edition is divided into five parts: "Basic Immunology," "Nonatopic Immunological Disorders," "The Atopic Diseases," "Allergic Reaction Patterns of the Skin," and "Diseases with Immunological Features."
The part on basic
Immunological Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;75:978–979. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-75-6-978_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(6):978-979.
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