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This collection of essays by experts who review their respective fields with regard to factors that promote susceptibility to infection was an outgrowth of a Boston symposium. New and exciting work dealing with nutrition that is described in several chapters may be worth a symposium in its own right.
The first six chapters present classic cellular and humoral aspects of immunity; Quie's chapter on polymorphonuclear cells is quite good. The next three chapters describe alterations in host defense systems, and the balance of the book deals with specific clinical problems: trauma, leukemia, and immunosuppression among others. This last is the
The Infection-Prone Hospital Patient.. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:583. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-89-4-583_2
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