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Diagnostic Immunology and Serology: A Clinicians’ Guide

  • J. D. Wilson
  • Sandra I. Simpson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General Principles

    1. J. D. Wilson, Sandra I. Simpson
      Pages 1-3
  3. Infectious Diseases Serology

    1. J. D. Wilson, Sandra I. Simpson
      Pages 4-11
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      Pages 12-16
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      Pages 17-21
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      Pages 22-26
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      Pages 27-31
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      Pages 32-39
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      Pages 40-43
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      Pages 44-54
  4. Immunological Tests

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      Pages 55-66
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      Pages 67-75
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      Pages 76-88
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      Pages 89-94
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      Pages 95-100
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      Pages 101-107
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      Pages 108-116
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      Pages 117-121
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      Pages 122-127
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      Pages 128-138
  5. Disease and the Immune System

    1. J. D. Wilson, Sandra I. Simpson
      Pages 139-141
    2. J. D. Wilson, Sandra I. Simpson
      Pages 142-149
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 150-161

About this book

Introduction

Immunology as an independent discipline is just I 00 years old. In the Pasteurian era, it was the direct handmaiden of medical microbiology, but with Landsteiner's discovery of the blood groups in I 90 I , immunology burst through into other fields. This spreading of immunology into many facets of biology and medicine has con­ tinued at an accelerating pace, particularly over these last 20 years. For the physician, immunology is a 'horizontal' specialty, breaking the confines of a single organ system and touching an enormous number of chronie diseases. This spreading tendency of immunology is both a source of great fascination and great frustration. The research worker in immunology is delighted to be engaged at so many frontiers. The clinician who must use the new research knowledge to help the patient can easily be confused and overwhelmed. The fact that immunology is poorly taught in most medical courses makes things worse. These are the reasons why physicians, clinical pathologists and undergraduate and postgraudate students should hail the publication of 'Diagnostic Immunology and Serology'.

Keywords

immunology

Authors and affiliations

  • J. D. Wilson
    • 1
  • Sandra I. Simpson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Auckland School of MedicineAucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-1126-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-1128-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-1126-1
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