Immunology for Surgeons

  • J. E. Castro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. J. J. T. Owen
    Pages 1-22
  3. M. J. Hobart
    Pages 23-59
  4. L. E. Hughes, R. H. Whitehead
    Pages 90-134
  5. D. J. R. Laurence, A. M. Neville
    Pages 135-173
  6. J. A. Sachs
    Pages 174-201
  7. J. P. Bramis, R. N. Taub
    Pages 202-228
  8. E. M. Lance
    Pages 229-257
  9. J. W. Fabre
    Pages 258-291
  10. R. F. M. Wood, P. R. F. Bell
    Pages 292-316
  11. John R. Salaman
    Pages 317-333
  12. J. E. Castro
    Pages 334-354
  13. G. Currie
    Pages 374-391
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 393-401

About this book


Immunology is a rapidly developing subject. The contributors in this book present some components of immunological knowledge which relate to the present and the possible future practice of surgery. Aspects of cellular and humoral immunity necessary for understanding are described and considera­ tion given to the mechanisms underlying immunological diseases. Whilst the original interest in immune response was related to microbial resistance, the recent impetus to surgical immunology has been the resurgence of organ grafting. Separate sections of the book deal with clinical organ transplanta­ tion, the allograft reaction, graft rejection and immunogenetics. A pre-requi­ site of successful organ grafting is suppressive control of immune responses. Approaches to conventional immunosuppression and specific non-reactivity are therefore considered. One method of cancer therapy is strengthening of the host's immune responses. Both experimental and clinical immunotherapy are discussed and components of tumour immunology necessary for their rational understand­ ing are dealt with separately. Successful immunotherapy requires monitoring of immune responses but another method for improving results of cancer treatment is earlier diagnosis by immunological methods. The book is aimed at practising surgeons who want to know the relevance of immunology to clinical surgery and laboratory scientists needing to understand the applications of their basic concepts. I am very grateful both to the authors for their contributions and the editorial staff of MTP Press Limited, for their considerable help.



Editors and affiliations

  • J. E. Castro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Royal Postgraduate Medical SchoolHammersmith HospitalLondonEngland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7175-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7173-1
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