This book is an extremely comprehensive review of the subject of γ-globulins. It covers all aspects of structure and function, with emphasis primarily on research and laboratory aspects of these proteins. Unfortunately, the book has a quality resembling that of a telephone directory, consisting of a large number of short articles, each devoted to a highly specialized aspect of problems relating to immune globulins. The material is so specialized and so remote from clinical application that at least 90% of the information would be of little value to the average internist. Even practicing allergists and hematologists would find less than 30% of the book to be of any real value in the practice of medicine.
I feel that the usefulness of this book lies in its availability to individuals specifically interested in immune globulins, especially those involved in investigational work. I would include some hematologists, some allergists, and perhaps geneticists.