The fourth volume of this stimulating and enormously valuable series of books had been expected with greatest anticipation since the spring bird migration. The quality of this volume has again exceeded all expectations and it probably contains the most exciting and fascinating series of essays and reviews in constitutional medicine between the covers of any published book.
Undoubtedly, the subjects of immunologic competence, the ontogeny of the immune response, and the causes of immunologic deficiency, lymphoid malignancy, and the autoimmune diseases are among the most important aspects of constitutional medicine. These have come under intensive investigation by several research teams on several continents. One of the most active of these groups is that headed by Dr. Good, an enormously stimulating and productive man who has been responsible for many of the major discoveries in this field. These are discussed and reviewed by Peterson, Cooper, and Good in the first chapter