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Clinical immunology is considered a scientific offspring of the study of infectious disease, and early textbooks of this discipline spent much of their space describing the antibody and cellular responses to specific infections. However, like many late-adolescent progeny clinical immunology has all but disavowed its lineage and is in the process of delineating a clinical domain of its own, along with its own subspecialty board. In some ways this book reflects this youthful enthusiasm and uncertainty.
Dr. Parker has gathered material from 61 authors into 47 chapters that deal with both basic immunology and the ramifications of immunological responses. Most
Clinical Immunology.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:143–144. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-1-143_6
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